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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)


Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)

What is the LAGB?

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) or Laparoscopic Gastric banding is one of the least invasive weight loss surgery options. LAGB is performed as a laparoscopic surgery, with just a few small abdominal incisions, rather than one large cut. An adjustable band is put around the stomach to create a small pouch; thus you feel full even after eating a small quantity of food. The band can be tightened or loosened by your doctor by injecting or removing fluid into the port.

Why is it done?

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a weight loss surgery, suggested for individuals who have:

  • Tried non-surgical weight loss methods (such as dietary changes, medications etc.) without any long-term success.
  • BMI is greater than 40.
  • BMI is 35 with obesity related complications such as type 2 diabetes.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure will be performed under general anaesthesia. Your surgeon will make small incision and insert instruments through theseincisions. Your surgeon will place an adjustable band around the upper part of your stomach and tighten it to form a small pouch. This creates a narrow passage for the food to move from the upper small pouch to the lower larger part of the stomach. A tube will be attached to the adjustable band. This tube is accessible through a port which is secured under the skin of your abdomen. Once procedure is completed, the incision site will be closed.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

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UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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