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