The Lapband is a safe, reversible, and effective alternative to the Gastric Bypass procedure.
The Gastric band or "belt" is constructed of a silicone material that is placed around the upper part of the stomach during the gastric band procedure.
There is a hose or "tube" that connects the gastric band to a port or "valve." This port is placed in the fat of the abdominal wall (under the skin during surgery.) Its easy access is used to inject saline solution into the gastric band to increase or decrease its diameter. This changes the opening of the stomach where food passes through.
One of the unique qualities of the Lap Band is that it can be adjusted or removed. Unlike the traditional Gastric Bypass procedure where your stomach is cut, stapled, and the intestine rerouted, the Lap Band is secured by simple and minimal stitching. If removed by choice later on, the stomach typically returns to its original state/function. Also, some of the risk of having post-surgery nutritional deficiencies associated with the Gastric Bypass procedure is much less.
Gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible weight loss solution. The adjustable gastric band is the top weight loss surgical procedure used by our surgeons at Midici in Tijuana to treat severe obesity.
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