Lap Band Surgery

MaineHealth has specialists who can answer your questions on lap band surgery, which also is called laparoscopic gastric banding. Lap band surgery has largely been replaced with more advanced, effective operations for weight loss treatment.

MaineHealth has board-certified surgeons to make any corrections to lap bands that already are in place and are causing problems. They can perform revision surgery in selected situations. Ask your provider if you have any questions about lap band surgery.

What is Lap Band Surgery?

Lap band surgery involves placing a band around the upper stomach to make a small pouch for food. This process limits the amount of food the stomach can hold. People feel full after eating smaller amounts of food.

Learn the Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Talk to a weight-loss doctor to learn about bariatric surgery options. They may discuss other weight-loss surgery options:

  • Gastric bypass/Roux-en-Y surgery
  • Vertical sleeve/sleeve gastrectomy surgery

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