Lap band surgery requires a silicon band to constrict the upper part of the stomach, reducing hunger and cravings. This makes it a minimally invasive procedure that is typically done laparoscopically. It is performed on patients with a BMI of 30+ looking to kickstart their weight loss goals. Although it is a beneficial weight loss tool, AGB is a dated bariatric surgery compared to current procedures like the gastric sleeve.
Many of our surgeons do not recommend (nor perform), gastric banding surgery because of too many complications, and risks. Gastric Banding is, however, used to rescue other surgeries like failed RNY Gastric Bypass.
Mexico Bariatric Center® can help save you thousands of dollars on all-inclusive packages for Adjustable Banding surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.