LAPAROSOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND
Gastric Banding is most commonly know as "Lap Band" surgery. The surgery involves an adjustable silicone band filled with saline wrapped around upper part of stomach, creating small pouch that restricts food intake.
Risks include the gastric band eroding through the stomach, the gastric band slipping partly out of place, gastritis,
heartburn, stomach ulcers, infection in the port, injury to the stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery, poor
nutrition, and scarring inside the belly.
Gastric Banding is the least invasive form of bariatric surgery as it requires no rearrangement of the patients anatomy. Dr. Jason Balette, a board certified bariatric surgeon located in The Woodlands, Texas explains Gastric Band or Lap Band Surgery.