Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is surgery that limits the amount of food the stomach can hold, helping you eat less and feel full sooner.
Adjustable gastric banding is done by laparoscopy. The doctor wraps a device around the upper part of your stomach to form a ring. Attached to the ring is a thin tube leading to an access port that is left under the skin that the surgeon can use to add or remove saline to adjust the tightness of your band.
The gastric band is removable but is placed with the idea that it is long term. Frequent follow up is recommended for success with the gastric band.