Gastric Banding

The current laparoscopic gastric band insertion (also known as “lap-band”) is a restrictive procedure. A small pouch of stomach is created above the band, and therefore limits the amount of food one can eat, before this “pouch” fills up. The band itself can be inflated and deflated with fluid by an access port under the skin on the abdominal wall. Multiple adjustments are required to reach the optimal filling volume of the adjustable band. This is done during the follow up consultation. Gastric banding