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An adjustable gastric band is a device put around the stomach using minimally invasive surgical techniques. It’s an FDA-approved procedure and It can temporarily create a smaller stomach, causing the patient to feel full sooner.
It has an average hospital stay of 24 hours. Once the band is in place around the stomach, a port is attached and accessible on the outside layer of skin on the abdomen.
During follow-up visits, a provider will insert or remove liquid from the port to either contract or expand the band. An individual fitting will depend on the patient and their weight loss goals.
Adjustable gastric band (AGB) surgery should only be utilized in severe cases of obesity, and for those that did not have long-term results with non-surgical options. It’s a great option for someone looking for non-permanent stomach reduction. You typically can become a candidate for (AGB) if you have a body mass index of more than 40, and are also looking to help remedy another related health concern including: