Lap Band surgery is used to help overweight patients to lose weight. It is the brand name for an FDA approved procedure, involving the use of an adjustable gastric band to restrict intake of food.
Essentially, it constricts the flow of food into the stomach, leaving the subject with a full feeling after eating a fraction of their usual portion size. This reduces the overall appetite, and the amount of food consumed. The results are a gradual loss of weight.
What is a lap band?
A lap band consists of a silicone ring or belt, which is positioned around the top …More on Lap Band Surgery