Adjustable Gastric Banding
The adjustable gastric banding surgery consists of a silicone adjustable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed and to create a longer feeling of satiety. The band is designed to be placed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery) and the procedure does not involve cutting or stapling of the stomach or gastrointestinal re-routing to bypass normal digestion. The procedure is safe, minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible. As will all weight loss surgeries, risks , benefits and alternatives need to be carefully considered and discussed with your physician or our weight loss surgeons. Two bands are currently available on the US market including Lap-Band® and Realize Band®.
To schedule an appointment for Weight Loss Surgery evaluation or to register for a free Informational Seminar, please call Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Surgical Specialists at 703.717.4250
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