Lap-Band Laparoscopic Surgery:
The lap-band is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery that is indicated for the morbidly obese patient or the obese patient that has certain associated, or comorbid, medical problems. The surgery involves placing a plastic band around the upper stomach to restrict the amount of food and calories a patient can take in. It has been found to be an effective way to achieve long-term weight loss. Patients find this surgery appealing because the band can be removed if necessary. The surgery is performed laparoscopically through about five small incisions. Most patients who undergo a lap band will go home the day after surgery.
For more, read the section on morbid obesity and bariatric surgery.
For further information, you can ask Dr. Ferzli.