Laparoscopic gastric banding (lap band surgery) is surgery to make the stomach smaller. It is done to help people lose weight. The surgery limits the amount of food the stomach can hold. This helps you eat less and feel full sooner. Lap band surgery is done through several small cuts,called incisions,in the belly. The doctor will place small surgical tools and a camera through the ...
Restrictive operations make the stomach smaller. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food eaten and thus the calories consumed. This leads to weight loss. The most common restrictive su
Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food you eat and thus the calories consumed.
This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionIf you are obese and lifestyle changes and taking medications have not helped you lose enough weight, surgery may be an option. However, all weight loss surgeries have risks, and it is important for you and your health