Begin Your Weight-Loss Journey with an Adjustable Gastric Band

Lasting, Less Invasive Weight Loss Solutions

An adjustable gastric band is an effective weight-loss solution for people struggling to lose weight and keep it off. With the gastric band, you can limit the amount of food you eat with a safe, effective laparoscopic procedure. The adjustability of the gastric band is critical for effective weight loss because it can be adjusted with your needs and progress. Talk to a surgeon about how an adjustable gastric band can help you lose the excess weight in a safer, smarter, lasting way.

The Benefits of a Gastric Band

Gastric banding has multiple benefits that other weight-loss solutions do not. For one, the surgery is minimally invasive. Because the gastric band is placed laparoscopically, you can be back on your feet quickly, which is not true of other procedures.
Adjustable gastric bands are also effective in the long term. After your gastric band procedure, your surgeon will work with you to establish a healthy lifestyle to ensure the weight stays off for years to come.
These lifestyle enhancements include:
  • Healthy Portion Control
  • Exercise Recommendations
  • Dietary Advice
  • Long-Term Care from a Team of Experts

An adjustable gastric band is one of the safest procedures you can have and serves as one of the most effective methods for losing weight. That’s why the Lap-Band® is endorsed by leading bariatric surgeons, covered by most insurance companies, and has been performed over 1,000,000 times worldwide since 1993.1

Why Does an Adjustable Gastric Band Work?

Before undergoing your procedure, you’ll likely want to know how the device works. During the laparoscopic process, an adjustable band will be placed around the upper part of the stomach to help limit your food intake and promote a feeling of fullness. With regular adjustments that help you continue to lose weight, the gastric band is a long-term tool that gives you more power over your hunger and more control over your weight loss than ever before.
Your doctor can adjust the gastric band by adding or removing fluid from a balloon surrounding the band. This is done via
a small port placed under the skin on your abdomen. This addition makes changes quick and easy,
only requiring a periodic visit to your surgeon’s office.
An adjustable gastric band works because of its versatility. Not only will you feel full sooner, which will better allow you to maintain weight loss, but you can also adjust it based on your body or your physical needs.

Why Chose an Adjustable Gastric Band?

There are few solutions with as many benefits as an adjustable gastric band. With this tool, and a caring team of professionals to guide you, you can’t go wrong with this solution. Why chose a gastric band? Here are just some of the benefits you’ll receive:

  • Lose Weight Gradually and Sustainably
  • Improve Overall Health
  • Lessen Conditions like Type 2 Diabetes2

  • Trusted and Preferred by Thousands

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Keeping Off the Weight

Aftercare is a pivotal part of your weight loss journey. The Lap-Band Program includes customized counseling, coaching, and nutritional education to help support the lifestyle changes you need to keep the weight off over time. Weight loss and maintenance truly begins when you cultivate a healthy lifestyle, but you can’t do it alone. That’s why your bariatric team will work with you to craft a healthier lifestyle.
After you undergo your bariatric procedure, you’ll be encouraged to incorporate aspects of healthy living into your routine like a well-balanced diet and exercise. These changes will help you maintain the weight you lose but will also speed up the process of losing weight altogether.

Adjustable Gastric Band and Nutrition

The Lap-Band System is the only weight-loss surgery option that does not reroute or partially amputate your stomach or other internal organs. Other bariatric procedures can leave patients at risk for malnutrition and require long-term use of expensive vitamins and supplements.
Adjustable gastric bands are placed during a minimally-invasive, outpatient laparoscopic surgery and help limit your food intake and promote your feeling of fullness with no change to the amount of nutrition your body absorbs from the foods you eat.
Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The Lap-Band System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The Lap-Band System is not recommended for non-adult patients (patients under 18 years of age), patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The Lap-Band System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the Lap-Band System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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  • Data on file. ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
  • Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Health Outcomes of Severely Obese Type 2 Diabetic Subjects 1 Year After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Diabetes Care, Volume 25, Number 2. February 2002.