Segment 3: Option #2 - Adjustable Gastric Band (2:48)

In this video, you’ll see how this procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the stomach to restrict the amount of food the stomach can hold. The band contains an inflatable balloon that can be adjusted by your doctor to make the opening to the stomach smaller or larger after surgery.

In this segment you will learn:

  • How the adjustable gastric band works
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the adjustable gastric band
  • The risks associated with the procedure
  • What to expect during and after the adjustable gastric band surgery

Attending follow-up appointments is key to maintaining healthy weight loss.

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