As you know that it is approved by FDA in June 2001, the Lap Band System is the most recent procedure for surgical treatment of obesity in the United States and for other countries. Since its medical introduction in 1993, more than three lakhs LAP-BAND procedures have been performed around the world.
Least Traumatic Procedure
If you choose this surgery the main advantage is that there is no cutting, stomach re-routing or stapling. That is why it is considered the least traumatic of all weight loss surgeries.
As other types of weight loss surgery the Lap Band system is adjustable and
can be easily adjusted after surgery to meet patientís necessities. The length, width or height in short diameter of the band is adjustable for a modified weight-loss rate.
For example, pregnant patients can enlarge their band to provide somewhere to stay a growing foetus, while patients having band who aren't experiencing significant weight loss can have their bands tightened.