Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
UW Health's Medical and Surgical Weight Management surgeons offer the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, a device designed to limit the capacity of your stomach.
The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure
This device is placed around the upper part of the stomach forming a small gastric pouch.
Limiting food intake (restriction) and slowing the stomach emptying process results in weight loss.
The band can be adjusted in the office to increase or decrease restriction.
In this surgical option, no intestine is bypassed therefore digestion and absorption are normal.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Benefits
The adjustable gastric band provides a more gradual weight loss, reaching on average 40 percent excess weight loss after one year (one to two pounds per week for two to three years).