Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band TM and Realize TM)
Missouri Bariatric Services is proud to offer both Lap-Band® and Realize®brand adjustable gastric bands. Both are adjustable, restrictive surgical procedures. A silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch and narrow passage into the larger remaining portion of the stomach.
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One tiny incision, no visible scars Missouri Bariatric Services is one of the only programs in the United States to offer single site incision adjustable gastric band placement for both Lap-Band® and Realize® brand bands. For qualifying patients, our surgeons can also use single incision laparoscopic techniques to place the adjustable gastric band with virtually no visible scarring.
Single-incision surgery leaves almost no visible scar on the patient's abdomen. Once the wound heals, it is virtually invisible. Patients also experience less pain and a faster recovery, since the surgery involves fewer incisions. The adjustable gastric band is a silicone band that is surgically placed around the top part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food a patient can hold in the stomach. The band helps obesity patients gain the ability to control portion size and realize long-term weight loss.
Traditional laparoscopic gastric banding surgery involves a surgeon making as many as six small incisions in the patient's abdomen. Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) technique requires only a single incision in the patient's navel. Through that incision, the surgeon surgically places the gastric band device in the standard location inside the patient's stomach.