Pros And Cons Of Lap Band Surgery

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My Bariatric Life: Potential Complications After Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND, Realize Band)

The Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) procedure, which goes by brand names of LAP-BAND and Realize Band, is a type of weight-loss surgery considered relatively safe and which takes only about one hour to perform.


The procedure consists of decreasing the size of the stomach by affixing a silicone and Silastic band around the top portion of the stomach. An attached balloon is filled and unfilled with saline across the recovery period until an appropriate band tightness is determined. The...

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