Denver Bariatric Surgery Center at Swedish Performs Gastric Banding
Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure: Lap Band® & Realize Band®
The adjustable gastric band weight-loss procedure is a minimally invasive surgery that creates a small pouch in the upper portion of the stomach, allowing patients to feel full longer. During the typically hour-long procedure, the surgeon places a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a pouch that can hold only a small amount of food. The larger, lower part of the stomach is connected to the newly formed pouch by a small outlet through the band. Also, an access port will be placed in your abdomen to be used for adjusting the band.
At Swedish, our bariatric surgeons use both the Lap Band and Realize Band. Learn more about Adjustable Gastric Banding>>