Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (often shortened to “lap band”) is a type of weight loss treatment in which a band filled with saline is placed around the top of the stomach, resulting in a small stomach pouch. The band can be tightened or loosened by decreasing or increasing the amount of saline within the band. This surgery is less invasive than gastric bypass or gastric sleeve because the stomach does not have to be stapled or rerouted.
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band helps patients lose weight primarily by reducing the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. This allows patients to feel full after smaller meals and reduces the overall number of calories in their diet.
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band at The Oregon Clinic is placed laparoscopically, which means a small incision is made and surgery is done through the aid of a tiny video camera. Laparoscopic surgery, as opposed to traditional open surgery, results in reduced recovery times and minimal scarring.
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