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The LAP-BAND® System Overview

The LAP-BAND® System Advantages at a Glance
Minimal Trauma
  • Least invasive surgical option
  • No intestinal re-routing
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
  • Small incisions and minimal scarring
  • Reduced patient pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period
Fewer Risks and Side Effects
  • 10 times less operative and short-term mortality than gastric bypass
  • Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass
  • Reduced risk of hair loss
  • No “dumping syndrome” related to dietary intake restrictions
  • Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal rate of weight-loss
  • Adjustments performed without additional surgery
  • Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened to accommodate increased nutritional needs
  • Only surgical option designed to help maintain long-term weight loss
  • Removable at any time
  • Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions
Effective Long-Term Weight Loss
  • More than 300,000 LAP-BAND® System devices placed worldwide
  • Standard of care for hundreds of surgeons around the world
  • #1 selling adjustable gastric band for weight loss
  • •Academic publications with up to 10 years of follow-up

As with any surgery, there are specific risks and possiblecomplications associated with the LAP-BAND® System surgery.
Talk to your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for the LAP-BAND® System.