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Gastric Banding > The Procedure

During the procedure, surgeons usually use laparoscopic techniques (using small incisions and long-shafted instruments), to implant an inflatable silicone band into the patient's abdomen. Like a wristwatch, the band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. It also creates a small outlet that slows the emptying process into the stomach and the intestines.

Using the LapBand TM System, there is no cutting or altering of a patients internal anatomy. The procedure carries few risks and is well tolerated by patients.

As a result of the implantation of the LapBand TM system, patients experience an earlier sensation of fullness and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food. This in turn, results in weight loss to the patient. Most patients can lose significant amounts of weight, bringing them a happier and healthier lifestyle.

See our demonstration video of the LapBand TM system below.

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