Laparoscopic Gastric Banding 

  • The Adjustable Gastric Band is a hollow band made of sylastic.
  • The band is placed around the upper third portion of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch that initially holds 2 ounces of food, and eventually holds up to 4 to 6 ounces.
  • Creating this restricted stomach space in the upper portion of the stomach causes a long lasting feeling of fullness because the nerves that signal the brain when you’re full are located in the upper area of the stomach.
  • It is restrictive procedure & induced the excess weight loss 60% - 70% at the end of 1 ½ - 2 years.

Significant weight loss

Patients in a 3-year U.S. clinical trial lost a mean of 60% of their excess weight at 1 year and 70% at 3 years

Improved health

Clinical trials have shown that gastric banding can resolve or improve the most common health conditions associated with obesity.

Health Problem

% of Gastric Band Patients

Type 2 Diabetes Resolved


High Blood Pressure Resolved


High Cholesterol Improved

78.3%9In addition, patients in the U.S. clinical trial experienced a 22% increase in good cholesterol (HDL), 36 months after surgery.1

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved


Acid Reflux/GERD Resolved


Quality of life Improvements

Clinical studies of laparoscopic bariatric surgery patients found that they felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.


Because adjustable gastric banding surgery does not permanently change the anatomy of the stomach and intestines, the gastric band can be removed if necessary. Please keep in mind that reversal surgery is not simple, and weight gain is usually observed in people who have the band removed and who do not continue a healthy eating regimen.