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Learn About the Lap-Band System


Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery has been performed in Europe & Australia for more than 16 years and was first approved for use in the USA in 2001. LAP-BAND® is the brand name of the first adjustable gastric banding device approved by the FDA in the USA.

How it Works

LAP-BAND® works by reducing your stomach's size, ultimately restricting the amount of food you are able to eat at one time. This is done without altering your normal anatomy, like many other weight loss surgeries. The band is placed laparoscopicaly and can be adjusted using a needle to access a port, located under the skin on your abdomen.

Articles and Resources

FDA approves expanded use of LAP-BAND® adjustable gastric banding stystem for obese adults.