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What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding? | Lap-Band® Surgery

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What is an Adjustable Gastric Band?

The Lap-Band, an adjustable gastric band, is placed via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. During surgery, a doctor places the band around the stomach—limiting the amount of food you can consume. The band is fully adjustable by accessing a port just beneath the skin. This port allows you to work closely with your medical team to create a weight-loss experience tailored to your needs.

The Lap-Band is also fully removable because it doesn’t rely on partial amputation of the stomach or intestines. Weight-loss surgery isn’t the only aspect of the Lap-Band Program. After surgery, the program will also work with you to establish long-term diet and exercise habits to support your weight loss. Even if you know all about gastric banding, you may not know who qualifies for an adjustable gastric band.

Who Benefits from Weight-Loss Surgery?

The Lap-Band is a proven method for weight loss, with more than 1,000,000 patients worldwide benefiting from this treatment. Adjustable gastric banding is recommended for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or a BMI of 30 with one or more related comorbidities. If you want to lose weight and improve your health, the best place to get started is by contacting a Lap-Band specialist.

Working With a Lap-Band Specialist

Illinois Bariatric Center offers patients the Lap-Band Program. With the help from our staff, you can experience a gradual and sustainable way to lose weight. In addition, the program will help you cultivate a healthier lifestyle with exercise and healthy eating. To get started with the Lap-Band, contact us today.

Beth Reeser