Lapband (lap-band, gastric banding) is an inflatable silicone ring implanted laparoscopically over stomach to restrict food intake. This procedure was once the most common surgery in the United States and Canada. However, the lack of long-term weight loss and its safety concerns has mostly declined its use. Most patients with lap-band have failed to lose weight and have had too many complications. Lap-band could still be a good option for patients who can get after-care support and follow the diet after the procedure.
Undergoing gastric banding in Mexico can save patients thousands of dollars, all while being performed by a bariatric surgeon who may have more experience than their US counterparts. All of our qualified weight loss surgeons perform gastric banding in a full-service hospital. Contact our helpful staff to learn more about gastric banding surgery and receive a free quote.
Gastric banding is an example of bariatric surgery designed for people with the obesity problem, usually with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater with comorbidities, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, high blood pressure, etc. Gastric banding has been performed over 750,000 times and was the second most popular weight loss surgery in the United States.