Lap Band Bariatric Surgery Centre
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How the LAP-BAND® System Works
The LAP-BAND® System helps you lose weight and keep it off by limiting food intake, reducing appetite and slowing digestion. During the procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable silicone ring around the upper part of your stomach. The newly created small upper stomach pouch limits the amount of food you can eat, and the narrowed stomach outlet increases the time it takes for your stomach to digest the food and empty. You feel full sooner, and stay full longer.
The band is adjustable, so it keeps your stomach the exact size you need to lose the optimum amount of weight at a healthy rate. An access port beneath your skin allows the surgeon to adjust the tightness of the band as needed by adding or removing saline.
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