In this procedure, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach. The band is then inflated with a salt solution. It can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the passage by increasing or decreasing the amount of salt solution. The entire procedure is done laparoscopically, where a laparoscope is inserted through the abdominal wall through small surgical incisions.
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The BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System is not right for everyone. Here are some of the things the physician will consider when evaluating your candidacy for obesity surgery.
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LAP-BAND Surgery- Risk Information
A brief description of relevant contraindications, warnings and adverse events of the LAP-BAND® System
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NUTRITION- Diet after lap band surgery
The lap band helps you lose weight by:
- Reducing the amount of food that you can eat
- Reducing hunger
- Reducing the amount of kilojoules that you can eat.
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