The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band is a less commonly performed bariatric procedure. It is considered a fairly safe and simple operation. Weight loss tends to be more variable compared to the other surgeries available. However, dedicated patients can do very well with this tool.
One drawback is the fairly high reoperation rate of approximately 50%. Because of the relatively poor results, we no longer place the LapBand. However, we have extensive experience in revising and removing this device. We also provide LapBand adjustments in our office.