Laparoscopic Adjustable Staric Band (LAGB)

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Band Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB)

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB)

The procedure is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a low pressure soft band is placed around the upper most part of the stomach 'like putting a belt around the stomach'. The SAGB forms the stomach into two sections, with a small opening between the sections allowing food to pass through. Food collects quickly in the small upper section causing most patients to feel full faster and eat less.

Advantages of the LAGB

  1. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order allowing it to be fully absorbed into the body
  2. Can be adjusted to increase or decrease restriction
  3. Surgery can be reversed


  1. With gastric banding , average 50-60% of excess weight is lost upto 3 year
  2. Weight loss is less & slower than other procedures

Risk of LAGB

  1. Band slippage/ prolaspe/ erosion into stomach
  2. Port & Tubing complication
  3. Re-operation for repositioning/ removal
  4. Risk to life: 0-0.1%