Adjustable Gastric Band

A synthetic device meant to remain in your body for life, the band is placed around the upper stomach creating a small stomach pouch. The band is then gradually inflated or “filled” to provide restriction of the passage of food and a feeling of fullness with less food. On average, patients can lose about 45% of their excess weight. However, a significant percentage of patients will not even achieve this result or will require removal of the band for a complication.

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