The LAP-BAND® System is truly unique.
Not only because it’s a proven weight loss solution—and not only because it works for many people who’ve
had little success with diet and exercise—but also because it’s far less invasive than irreversible
procedures like Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Watch an animation of the LAP-BAND® System Procedure.
Performed laparoscopically, more than 80% of the stomach is amputated to create a sleeve.1,2
A more invasive procedure than a gastric band that is permanent and irreversible.2
Cannot be adjusted.2
Watch an animation of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
Performed either open or laparoscopically, the stomach is cut and the intestines rerouted to bypass significant digestion.3
Extremely difficult to reverse.3
Cannot be adjusted.3
Watch an animation of a Gastric Bypass Procedure
A Safety Overview.
A recent review of data from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons databases4,5 showed the following:
|SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY||GASTRIC BYPASS|
|Less than 1||Approximately 3 Days||Approximately 3 Days|
|Illness After 30 Days4||1%||6%||6%|