Adjustable Gastric Band

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    A gastric band procedure is a restrictive laparoscopic surgical procedure in which a band is placed around the upper most part of the stomach.  This band divides the stomach into two portions, one small and one large portion.  Because food is regulated, most patients feel full faster. 
  • Food digestion occurs through the normal digestive and absorption process.
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding leads to loss of about 40% of excess weight, on average.
  • Gastric banding is considered the least invasive weight loss surgery; it is also the safest.
  • Unlike gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding does not interfere with food absorption. For this reason, vitamin deficiencies are rare after gastric banding.

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