Compare LAP-BAND® to Other Options

Weigh the options yourself
While millions of obese Americans try diet, fitness, and medication programs to lose weight, these methods usually offer only short-term results.

When other efforts have failed, consider minimally invasive weight loss surgery with the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System. With a track record you can trust, the LAP-BAND® System has been proven to:

  • Result in steady, healthy weight loss.1,2
  • Help patients KEEP weight off for a longer period of time than with nonsurgical treatments.3
  • Be safer than, and as effective as, gastric bypass.2

No long-term studies have been conducted with sleeve gastrectomy.

And the LAP-BAND® System is the only FDA-approved gastric banding system for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions. In other words, if you are at least 30 pounds overweight with a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions, or 100 pounds above your ideal weight, then the LAP-BAND® System could give you the long-term results you want.

See why so many people depend on the one and only original LAP-BAND® System to help them achieve long-term weight loss success.

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