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Lap-Band

There are many advantages of minimally-invasive bariatric surgery, including smaller incisions, fewer incisions, shorter hospital stays, less pain medication needed, and faster recovery.

Minimal Trauma

  • Minimally invasive approach
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel, and no intestinal re-routing
  • Small incisions and minimal scarring
  • Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period

Fewer Risks and Side Effects

  • 10 times less operative and short-term mortality than gastric bypass1
  • Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass
  • Reduced risk of hair loss
  • No "dumping syndrome" related to dietary intake restrictions

Adjustable 

  • Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal, long-term weight loss rate
  • Adjustments performed without additional surgery
  • Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened for increased nutritional needs time

  • Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions

Reversable

  • Removable at any time
  • Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions

Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss 

  • More than 500,000 LAP-BAND® System devices sold worldwide
  • Standard of care for hundreds of practices around the world
  • #1 selling adjustable gastric band for weight loss
  • Academic publications with up to 16 years of follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

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