Lap-Band®, also known as Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB), is an inflatable silicone ring implanted laparoscopically over the stomach to restrict food intake. Lap Band Surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that can stimulate restrictive weight loss surgery by placing a gastric band around the stomach.
This was once the most common bariatric operation in the United States and Canada. However, the lack of long-term weight loss and its safety concerns has mostly declined its use. Most patients with lap-band have failed to lose weight and have had too many complications. Lap-band could still be a good option for patients who can get after-care support and follow the diet after the procedure.
Undergoing Lap Band in Mexico can save patients thousands of dollars, all while being performed by a certified bariatric surgeon who potentially has equal or more experience than their United States surgeons. All of Mexico Bariatric Center® qualified weight loss surgeons perform brand-name LAP-BAND surgery in a full-service hospital.