What are the advantages of Lap-band Surgery? 

There are several advantages for using Lap-band® as an obesity surgery option. These include: 

Minimal trauma

  • Least invasive surgical option
  • No intestinal re-routing
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
  • Reduced patient pain, hospital length-of-stay and recovery period

Fewer risks and side effects

  • Significantly lower mortality risk than other obesity surgery procedures
  • 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, long-term weight loss Adjustments performed without additional surgery
  • Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened for increased nutritional needs


  • Removable at any time
  • Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions

Effective long-term weight loss

  • More than 180,000 cases performed worldwide
  • Standard of care for hundreds of practices around the world
  • Academic publications with up to 7 years of follow-up


What else do you want to know about Lap-band Surgery?

If you want more information about how Lap-band Surgery can help you, contact us with your questions and we can arrange a consultation with Dr Tony Patiniotis

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