The adjustable band is placed around the stomach, and then inflated with saline to lessen the amount of food intake. The adjustment is made by injecting or removing saline solution through the sterile access port just below the skin.
One of the chief benefits of the procedure is that the band is adjustable – meaning it can be adjusted to allow more or less food intake at a later date.Special financing for the LAP-BAND® System is available through American Healthcare Lending.Contact Heart of America Bariatrics to schedule a consultation for LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding.The smaller stomach capacity allows patients to feel full and satisfied after eating a smaller amount of food. Food and Drug Administration recently issued new guidelines for LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding, making it possible for millions more people to qualify for the procedure.Because the band also slows the emptying of food into the digestive tract, the feeling of fullness lasts for a longer time. Wagner has performed more than 1200 LAP-BAND® System procedures and believes it is an excellent treatment option for those struggling with morbid obesity. Patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30 – plus one or more obesity-related comorbidity conditions such as heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and other conditions – may be candidates for the LAP-BAND® System.