Lap Band Surgery

he Lap Band is another Bariatric Surgery procedure that utilizes an Adjustable Gastric Banding System. It is a simple yet advanced procedure that helps you gradually lose and control your weight with long term success. Our skilled physicians at the Medici clinic in Mexico simply place the Lap Band around the stomach to restrict food intake which provides an early sensation of fullness after eating a meal.

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.


  • The surgical procedure is minimally invasive.
  • Gastric banding surgery has fewer risks and side effects than other obesity surgeries.
  • Gastric banding effectively provides long term weight loss.
  • Gastric banding surgery is approved by the FDA as a surgical treatment for obesity and is used regularly by competent physicians at Medici clinic in Mexico.
  • Gastric banding is the only weight loss treatment that is adjustable and reversible.

Risks of this procedure

  • Slippage of the adjustable gastric band along the stomach
  • Leakage of the adjustable gastric band
  • Damage to organs
  • Bleeding
  • Nutritional deficiency resulting from liquid dieting
  • Infection
  • Pulmonary embolism

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