During a Lap Band surgery, a silicone band is placed around the upper portion part of the stomach to create a small upper pouch and a lower stomach pouch. To control the tightness around your stomach, saline is delivered through an injection port and tubing connected to the band. The injection port is attached to the abdominal wall during surgery.
The Lap Band limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. For this reason, you feel full sooner than usual. The stomach created by the band also slows the flow of food from the upper stomach to the lower stomach. When the band fits properly and is filled adequately, it helps you feel satisfied and full with minimal discomfort. Your health care team will determine when adjustments to your band are needed. You will quickly learn how to eat to avoid discomfort and regurgitation.
For More Information
If you have any questions, or would just like more information about your weight loss surgery options, please contact our Bariatric Cordinator, Lana, at (605) 217-5511.
You can also reach Lana by email: lchapman@http://midlandsclinic.com.