Diagram of a LAP-BAND procedureThe LAP-BAND® is a device that is surgically applied to the upper part of the stomach in order to restrict the amount of food entering the stomach.
 
Using a minimally invasive approach, five (5) small incisions are made to allow for surgical instruments to be introduced into the abdominal cavity.
 
The band can be tightened or loosened over time to change the passage’s size.
 
The goal is to allow individuals to feel fuller faster in order to lose weight and to reduce or resolve the health conditions associated with being overweight or obese, otherwise known as co-morbidities, which negatively impact your quality of life.
 
On average, patients lose 1-2 pounds per week over 2-3 year period. Patients are advised to eat healthy and to have an active lifestyle.