How do the Lap-Band and Realize Band Systems work?
Lap-Band gastric band works to help you achieve safe weight loss. Unlike any other bariatric procedures, there is no stapling of the stomach, no parts of the digestive system are removed, and nothing is “re-routed.” It is totally adjustable. The band can even be later removed if desired or necessary, though it is intended to be left in place permanently.
How is Gastric Band Surgery Performed?
Lap-Band and Realize band surgery are minimally-invasive, laparoscopic procedures. This means tiny incisions using special instruments and a videoscope. Lap-Band and Realize procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis without the need to spend even one night in the hospital.