Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery can help patients with obesity achieve optimal weight loss. MaineHealth has specialists who can answer your questions on lap band surgery, which also is called laparoscopic gastric banding.

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 or weight-loss surgeon to find out if lap band surgery is right for you. They also may discuss other weight-loss surgery options:

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

Surgeons also are available to make any corrections to lap bands that are causing problems. They can perform revision surgery in selected situations. Ask your provider any questions about lap band surgery.

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