Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) works primarily by decreasing food intake. A small, bracelet-like band is placed around the top of the stomach to produce a small pouch about the size of a thumb. A circular balloon inside the band can be inflated or deflated with saline solution to change the size of the opening and best meet the needs of the individual. Gastric banding can be achieved using either the Realize Band® or Lap Band®.
WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO for an overview of the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure.