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Bryan Bariatric Advantage
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502
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Lap Band

Gastric banding is a restrictive surgical procedure. During this procedure, two medical devices are implanted in the patient: a silicone band and an injection port.

The silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach and molds the stomach into two connected chambers.

The injection port is attached to the abdominal wall, underneath the skin. The port is connected to the band with soft, thin tubing.

The band is adjustable. Adjustments are made by your health care professional using a needle to inject saline solution into your band through the port. Adding saline increases the amount of restriction provided by the band, helping patients feel fuller sooner and with less food.

Gastric banding patients typically lost 47 percent of their excess weight.

Health Benefits

Studies show gastric banding:

  • Resolves type 2 diabetes in 47.8 percent of patients and often resolves the disease within days of surgery
  • Resolves high blood pressure in 38.4 percent of patients
  • Reduces high cholesterol in 78.3 percent of patients

Quality of Life

Bariatric surgery patients who experience significant weight loss also improve their:

  • Overall quality of life
  • Physical functioning and appearance
  • Social and economic opportunities


Your health care team will tell you when you can return to work and begin normal activities.

Ongoing Follow-up

  • Gastric banding can help you feel satisfied sooner and with less food, but it won’t eliminate the desire to eat. You will need to follow your doctor's diet and exercise guidelines to achieve success
  • Gastric banding requires more intensive follow-up care than most other weight loss surgeries, mostly because the band is adjustable. Keep in mind that even after reaching and maintaining your target weight, you may still need to see your health care provider for further adjustments

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