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The Lap-Band Explained – Video Feature

Using an actual Lap-Band device together with pictures and animated illustrations, Dr. David Provost demonstrates how the Lap-Band restricts food intake and helps patients feel full, so they eat less and lose weight. Watch this two-minute video for a great overview of the gastric banding procedure in plain English!

What is Lap-Band Surgery?

The Lap-Band procedure has gained popularity in recent years as a weight loss surgery treatment for morbidly obese patients. The operation is performed laparoscopically and is reversible; however, routine follow-up visits with a bariatric surgeon are necessary for lasting success. This article provides an overview of the risks and benefits of the Lap-Band procedure.