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What is Adjustable
Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB), also know as “Gastric Banding” or “Lap Band” is one of the least invasive surgeries that aim on weight loss. It is easy to understand by its name that it is a kind of surgery that can be adjusted and if needed reversed. It may be used only after other methods and lifestyle modifications have been tried and failed.

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In Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, the surgeon makes 1-5 small incisions of about a centimeter and with the support of a screen and a camera that is inserted, he also inserts a band of silicone around the stomach to restrict the nutrient intake by creating a narrow passage. Once inserted, the band’s tightness can be adjusted by the addition or removal of saline solution through a port placed under the skin. There is no cutting or stapling inside the belly during the procedure. .

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Before & After

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  • Month 3 Average: About 20% of excess weight is gone;
  • Month 6 Average: About 30% of excess weight is gone;
  • Month 12 Average: About 40% of excess weight is gone;
  • 2 Years Average: More than 50% of excess weight is gone.

But these are averages. LAP-BAND surgery patients’ weight loss ranges from 25% to 80% of their excess weight.
Health Benefits: Cures or improves diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and at least 12 other conditions.

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  • Hospital Stay: 1 day or less.
  • Time Off Work: 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Full Recovery:4 to 6 weeks.

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What is the most appropriate age for a "Gastric Sleeve" ?

There is no appropriate age for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates if someone is appropriate for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This method is also recommended to teenagers.

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