LAP-BAND Surgery

Adjustable Gastric Band

The band is a simple device that was popularized over the past decade as simple and safe weight loss procedure. It had a lot of potential, but unfortunately it has not produced the desired results. Being a device, long term complications often develop; such as slippage, erosion, severe reflux, and recurrent vomiting. The weight loss results have also left much to be desired.

The advent of the gastric sleeve led to many centers abandoning the band in favor of the sleeve as it is more natural, device free, and has an improved safety profile. So much so, that Johnson and Johnson has decided to no longer produce the Realize Band and will only keep replacement parts for the next five years.

Therefore, gastric band placement is quickly becoming a historical procedure and has been removed from the surgical weight loss options.

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