The LAP-BAND® System Advantages at a Glance

Minimal Trauma

  • Least invasive procedural option
  • No intestinal re-routing
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
  • Small incisions and minimal scarring
  • Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period

Fewer Risks and Side Effects

  • Significantly lower mortality risk compared to other weight-loss procedures1
  • Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass
  • Reduced risk of hair loss
  • No “dumping syndrome” related to dietary intake restrictions

Adjustable

  • Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal rate of weight-loss
  • Adjustments performed without surgery
  • Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened to accommodate increased nutritional needs
  • Only procedural option designed to help maintain long-term weight loss

Reversible

  • Removable at any time
  • Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions

Effective Long-Term Weight Loss

  • More than 650,000 LAP-BAND® System procedures performed worldwide
  • Standard of care for hundreds of physicians around the world
  • Academic publications with up to 10 years of follow-up