In adjustable gastric banding surgery (also known as lap band surgery) a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach. The band is then inflated with a salt solution. It can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the passage by increasing or decreasing the amount of salt solution.
Optimal pouch capacity 30 mls
Usual weight loss With gastric banding surgery is 50-60% of excess weight lost in 2 yrs
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