Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric band surgery, also known as LAP-BAND™ or LAGB, is a procedure that places an inflatable silicone device around the top portion of the stomach in order to slow the consumption of food. During the procedure, the surgeon will place a band around the upper part of the stomach to separate it from the lower, larger area.
This band can be adjusted to help food move faster or slower into the larger area of the stomach. The band creates a smaller pouch that has a narrow opening for food to move into the larger area of the stomach. Overtime the bad can be removed and the stomach will eventually return to its normal size.
Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery at BayCare
The program offers a wide variety of services to help patients get ready for this life-changing journey. It’s important for patients to know the potential risks of the procedure, maintain realistic expectations, organize a support system, and prepare for post-surgical nutrition and exercise guidelines.
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