The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (or Lap Band): A bariatric surgical procedure where a silicone belt is placed around the upper stomach through small incisions and the use of a small camera. This procedure is called restrictive, where the band limits the amount of food taken by the patient before he/she feels no desire to eat. The band is called adjustable since it has a balloon along its inner surface connected to a reservoir under the skin. Through this reservoir, fluid can be added to the balloon further restricting the passage of food through the band.
Lap-Band, LAGB, Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, Bariatric surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding
The surgery is carried out utilizing a little camera that is put in your stomach. This sort of surgery is called laparoscopy. The camera is known as a laparoscope. It permits your surgeon to see inside your stomach.