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.
How Long Will Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery Take?
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.
How Much Weight Will I Lose With Laparoscopic Adjustable Band Surgery?
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.