What is Gastric Banding – LAP-BAND?
LAP-BAND (also know as lapband and gastric banding) is an inflatable silicone ring implanted laparoscopically over stomach to restrict food intake. This procedure was once the most common surgery 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 surgery 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 our qualified weight loss surgeons perform LAP-BAND surgery in a full-service hospital.
Why Choose Lap-Band?
Gastric banding, or LAP-BAND, is a type of bariatric surgery designed for people with the obesity problem, usually with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater with comorbidities, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, high blood pressure, etc. Gastric banding has been performed over 750,000 times and was the second most popular weight loss surgery in the United States.