The LAP-BAND® System is a safe, FDA approved tool that helps you feel full faster and stay full longer by reducing the amount of food you are able to eat at one time. This System helps you to gradually lose weight which gives your body time to get used to healthy eating habits. The LAP-BAND® is a more natural process that will help you keep the weight off long-term.
Using laparoscopic techniques (small incisions with long-shafted instruments), this procedure is done in less than an hour. A few small incisions are made in the abdomen where a small camera guides the specialist during the procedure. A band is placed around the stomach to reduce the amount of food a person can eat at a time. In comparison to more invasive procedures, the recovery time is small, usually about a week.