Weight Loss Surgery | Gastric Band | Lap-Band
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A gastric band, also known as a Lap-Band, is a type of weight loss surgery ( also called bariatric surgeries).
It is a minimally invasive procedure in which a band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch.
This pouch holds a smaller amount of food, which can help a person feel full faster and eat less.
The band can be adjusted to change the size of the opening between the pouch and the rest of the stomach, which can help control the rate at which food leaves the pouch and enters the rest of the stomach.
Some people may experience side effects from the surgery, such as nausea and vomiting, but it can be an effective way to lose weight for those who are unable to do so through diet and exercise alone.