Laparoscopic adjustable band surgery is currently only available to patients 18 years of age and older because of FDA regulation. During laparoscopic adjustable band surgery, a special band is placed around the top of the stomach, which decreases the amount of food your stomach can hold. A port is placed just under the skin and connected to the band so that it can be made tighter or looser. These adjustments will take place during follow up visits.
Before Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery
After Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery
This surgery is less complicated, so it takes less time to perform. Laparoscopic adjustable band surgery takes about one to two hours. The hospital stay is generally one day.
On average, people steadily lose one to two pounds per week. This means you will lose 50 to 100 pounds or more in a year. The weight loss depends on how well you follow the diet and exercise program after surgery.
Read additional surgery information including what to expect during the pre-op and post-op process. You may also contact the staff at the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at (614) 722-4824.
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Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study
Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of only five institutions nationally to join a multi-institution clinical research study to understand the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents.
Bariatric Surgery: Consider the Options
The American Academy of Pediatrics Discusses Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents