The Lap-Band is a bariatric surgery option that helps with weight loss. A gastric band is placed on the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The restriction reduces the amount of food that can be eaten in a single meal and produces a feeling of fullness that lasts between meals.
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As with any other weight loss procedure, behavior modification and dietary compliance are the key players in determining the long-term success of the procedure. Basically, it comes down to how committed the patient is to losing the extra weight.
Lap-Band has one of the lowest peri-operative risks amongst laparoscopic weight loss operations. However, some risks involved include bleeding (< 1%), band system leak (rare), cuff prolapsed, cuff erosion, esophageal dilation, and eventual explanation (> 25%).