Lap Band Surgery
- Gastric banding can be performed laparoscopically (minimally invasive)
- Adjustable: The band is non-allergenic, adjustable and can be periodically tightened or loosened (quickly and easily) to accelerate or deceleration weight loss according to the patient’s needs.
- Reversible: It is removable in case of need. However, patients will regain most or all of the weight they lost if it is improved
Who might prefer this procedure?
Expected weight loss
Hospitalization of less than 24 hours post-surgery and return to normal activity within a week.
Full recovery may take up to 2 weeks.
Band adjustments several times during the first 12 to 18 months after surgery.
3 to 5 follow-up appointments the first year, then once per year thereafter.
Regular checks for anaemia (low red blood cell count), vitamin B12, folate, and iron levels