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LAP BAND® Surgery information

The Gastric Adjustable Band (Lap Band) is an inflatable silicone ring that is placed around the top portion of the stomach, usually via laparoscopic surgery. The procedure allows the upper part of the stomach to feel less anxious or hungry. The silicone device is refilled with sterile saline to regulate the pressure on the stomach.

Lap band surgery is implanted in the part superior of the stomach as if outside a belt (simulating a sand clock) to create small reservoir above of the band and being the normal stomach below which it controls and it limits the amount of food that can be ingested, reducing the process of evacuating of the food towards the intestine without interfering in the physiological process of the digestion, like result, the patient obtains a loss of weight maintained and to control by means of a valve connected to the band that is underneath the skin.

More than 300 Lap Band surgeries

Obesity Clinic Mazatlan - Los Cabos
Lap Band surgery ADVANTAGES
  • Purely restrictive method
  • Lost of immediate weight
  • The smaller rate of mortality and risk
  • The technique of smaller invasion in the 100% of the cases
  • It does not interfere in anything with the physiology of the alimentary canal
  • Stapling is not realised, nor cuts or to derivation of the stomach or internal
  • Effective
  • Adjustable
  • Regulate
  • Reversible
  • Safe
  • Durable of by life
  • The minimum rate of surgical complication
  • Under malnutrition risk, it does not require of more vitamin complements
  • Procedure that brings about sensation of early satiety
  • Surgical time equal or smaller to one hour • Stay in the hospital 24 hours
  • Not rebound
DISADVANTAGES

1 to 3% of the patients presents/displays rejection to the gastric band for being a strange body, but appears generally after the year, and already the wished weight was practically lost, must retire by laparoscopy and there is no bounce. You can not lose the wished weight if you ingest abundant calories