Lap Band Surgery

Lap Band Surgery

In a lap band surgery, a ring is placed on the upper part of the stomach. This creates a small bag, which reduces the stomach’s size so that less food is needed to feel satisfied. Inside the ring, there is a band with saline solution. Your surgeon can increase or decrease the size of the bag by injecting or extracting solution.

Pros and Cons of Lap Band Surgery

Pros:

  • The band can be adjusted or removed.
  • There is no intervention or changes in the intestines.
  • Short time of hospital stay.

Cons:

  • Weight loss could be slower and not as drastic.
  • Readjustment follow-up visits are frequent.
  • The body can refuse or not adapt to the band.
  • Eventually, it must be replaced or removed.
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