The LAP-BAND® System Procedure: How It Works
By creating a smaller gastric pouch, the LAP-BAND® System limits the amount of food that the stomach will hold at any time. The inflatable ring controls the flow of food from this smaller pouch to the rest of the digestive tract. The patient will feel comfortably full with a small amount of food. And because of the slow emptying, the patient will continue to feel full for several hours reducing the urge to eat between meals.
The demand for LAP-BAND® System Surgery has been growing steadily since it’s approval by the FDA in June 2001. It has been proven to be safer and as effective as other more invasive bariatric procedures, with over 250,000 LAP-BAND® System surgeries performed worldwide, it’s a proven safe viable alternative offering excellent weight loss results.