While millions of severely overweight Americans do try diet, fitness and medication programs to treat their obesity, unfortunately these efforts usually offer only short-term results. Medical studies show that if you are obese, you are not likely to achieve significant long-term weight loss through diet and behavior changes, alone.
Minimally invasive weight loss surgery, such as the LAP-BAND® System, may be your best option for losing and long-term control of excess weight.
How it Works
The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is a simple yet advanced gastric banding system that helps you gradually lose and control your weight by reducing the amount of food that your stomach can hold at one time. Allergan is the pioneer of adjustable gastric banding in the United States – this is a constantly evolving technology, involving a great deal of research and development.
The name “LAP-BAND” comes from the minimally invasive surgical technique used (laparoscopy) and the silicone gastric band placed around the top of the upper part of your stomach. The LAP-BAND® System works by helping you control your food intake and supporting long term, sustainable weight loss.