Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)
Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
During this procedure, a hollow band made of silicone rubber is placed around the stomach, near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the rest of the stomach. The band is then inflated with a salt solution, through a tube that connects the band to an access port placed under the skin. It can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the passage, by increasing or decreasing the amount of salt solution.
Please consult with your surgeon about the advantages, disadvantages, and risks about this procedure.