Why choose the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System
is an effective tool to help you achieve long-term weight loss.1
And that's what really matters.
has been shown to take inches off the waist and hips.
Obese patients lost, on average 6, inches in waist and 6 inches in hip circumference in 1 year.1
Gastric banding was shown to be safer than sleeve.
Data from the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal DatabaseSM showed that sleeve gastrectomy had a 3x greater rate of total complications in the first year when compared to gastric banding2*, including:
- greater chance of readmission to the hospital
- greater chance of reoperation
- the hospital stay length following a procedure
involves no use of metal surgical staples, no amputation of any part of the stomach, nor any cutting of the intestines.
Staples are not used in the LAP-BAND® procedure.3
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Learn how the LAP-BAND® System can provide significant weight loss with no amputation, stapling of the stomach, or cutting of the intestines.1,3
Take a closer look at the differences and similarities between sleeve gastrectomy and the LAP-BAND® System.