LAP-Band®

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Modify your level of food intake over time to lose weight

Gastric banding, which uses an adjustable band to limit food consumption, is one of the available weight loss options available at Placentia-Linda Hospital.

About the procedure

Gastric banding involves placing an inflatable ring around the top part of the stomach. This creates a small pouch that restricts food consumption so you’ll feel full more quickly. The size of the stomach opening is adjustable. Filling the band with a sterile saline solution injected through a port placed under the skin modifies food intake over time.

What are the benefits?

The adjustable gastric band procedure is different than some other weight loss surgeries. There are no changes in the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, eliminating the need for supplements. Although weight loss may start more slowly than other methods, patients can still experience a loss of 40 to 50 percent of excess weight with a gastric band.

 To find out more about the adjustable gastric band procedure at Placentia-Linda, call (888) 573-2462 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected with a weight loss specialist. You may also find out more in our Health Library.