During the procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in the belly and then insert a small band around the upper part of the stomach. A tube is attached to the band and left under the skin. Surgeons use this tube to add or remove saline in order to adjust the tightness of the band. For example, if a patient becomes pregnant after receiving LAP-BAND surgery, they will need saline to be removed from their band in order to allow their stomachs to hold more food for a growing fetus. The band is not inflated at the time of the surgery. Inflation must be done after patients have recovered from surgery. Once the stomach is tightened, it holds less food. If patients try to eat more than their surgically enhanced stomachs can hold, it usually results in vomiting. The band can be removed if necessary and the stomach will return to its original size and function. There are no significant risks to LAP-BAND surgery, except for possible surgical side effects.
The doctors at the La Fontaine Source De Jeunesse will instruct patients on how to care for their bodies and how to eat before and after LAP-BAND surgery. Our doctors take great care for their patients and desire to give their patients the most effective results. As long as patients follow the healthcare instructions given to them by doctors, the results of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding can be permanent. The surgeons at the La Fontaine Source De Jeunesse will provide patients with details about the surgery and answer any questions