LapBand Weight Loss Surgery Procedure Animation
During a minimally invasive procedure an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach creating a small pouch. The band is connected by thin tubing to an access port below the skin. Through this port, your surgeon adjusts the Lap-Band by inflating or deflating the inner balloon with saline, as the band inflates the stomach outlet becomes smaller. This helps reduce the amount of food you eat and slows the emptying into the lower stomach, helping you feel full sooner, stay full longer and reduce hunger urges. This procedure does not require any rerouting or stapling of the anatomy.