ReShape Lap-Band®

The ReShape Lap-Band® procedure has been performed over 1,000,000 times worldwide1, and it is backed by over 25 years of clinical evidence. It is the only FDA-approved laparoscopic weight-loss device.

(1) Data on File. ReShape Lifesciences, Inc.

Benefits of ReShape Lap-Band

The ReShape Lap-Band procedure is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure with sustainable weight loss results.

Adjustable and reversible

The ReShape Lap-Band procedure is minimally invasive. It limits food intake without altering the anatomy, restricting food choice, or requiring extensive supplements.

Proven results

Weight loss from the ReShape Lap-Band has been proven to resolve or improve serious obesity-related health conditions, including Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and GERD.1-4

Reduced risk

Life-changing transformation

Life-changing transformation

On average, patients keep off 60 percent of excess body weight after five years of having the Lap-Band.5

Sources: (1) Dixon John, Chapman Leon, O’Brien Paul. Marked Improvement in Asthma After Lap-Band Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Obesity Surgery. 1999. (2) Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Health Outcomes of Severely Obese Type 2 Diabetic Subjects 1 Year After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Diabetes Care, Volume 25, Number 2. February 2002. (3) Dixon John, Schachter Linda, O’Brien Paul. Sleep Disturbances and Obesity: Change Following Surgically Induced Weight Loss. Arch Intern Med/Vol 161. Jan 8, 2001. (4) Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Obesity: The Effect of Lap-Band Placement. Obesity Surgery: 1999. (5) O’Brien, Annemarie Hindle, Leah Brennan, Stewart Skinner, Paul Burton, et al. “Long-Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Weight Loss at 10 or More Years for All Bariatric Procedures and a Single-Centre Review of 20-Year Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding.” Obesity Surgery. The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care. Published online: 06 October 2018.


The ReShape Lap-Band Procedure has been performed over 1,000,000 times worldwide.


Patients with a lower BMI lose an average of 65% of their excess weight in the first year and 70% in the second year.6


ReShape Lap-Band procedure is performed same-day (the process usually takes less than an hour).

(6) Robert Michaelson, Diane K. Murphy, Todd M. Gross, and Scott M. Whitcup. LAP-BAND® for Lower BMI: 2-Year Results from the Multicenter Pivotal Study. Obesity (2013) 21:1148–1158.

Watch the procedure

The ReShape Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System is designed to induce weight loss in patients with obesity by limiting food consumption. The band’s slip-through buckle design makes laparoscopic placement around the stomach easier, allowing the formation of a small gastric pouch and stoma.

The inner surface of the band is inflatable and connected by kink-resistant tubing to the Access Port, which is included in the ReShape Lap-Band® System. This permits postoperative percutaneous, stoma size adjustment. Dietary and behavior modification counseling and frequent, long-term follow-up are required for all patients after weight-loss surgery.

ReShape Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX is here

The ReShape Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX is the latest advancement in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems are approved for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of at least 30 with health conditions related to obesity, who have not seen success with other weight loss methods, like supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs. Choosing this surgery means committing to changes in eating habits for the long term.

The Lap-Band procedure is not approved for individuals under 18 yo, those with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or lead to poor results, such as inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, problems with the stomach and digestion, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, scarring of the liver, individuals unable or unwilling to follow the necessary dietary restrictions, individuals with alcohol or drug addictions, or those currently pregnant. Individuals who become pregnant after band placement may require deflation of their bands.

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems, a long-term tool, may need to be adjusted if you get pregnant, sick, or malnourished. Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs as they could make the band wear away. Like any surgery, placement of the Lap-Band may have complications such as risks from drugs and methods used, general surgery risks, how well your body handles a foreign object, or in rare cases, risk of death.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery that you and your doctor should discuss. Potential risks associated with the Lap-Band include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach blockage, constipation, swallowing difficulty, diarrhea, abnormal stools, abdominal pain, weakness, incision pain, infection, fever, hernia, chest pain, band movement, stomach pouch expansion, unusual healing, pain at the port site, port movement, and/or hair loss. Additional surgery might be needed. Losing weight quickly could lead to complications requiring more surgery. 

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