Gastric Band

Adjustable Band

The Adjustable Gastric Banding is a restrictive surgical procedure. During this procedure, two medical devices are implanted in the patient: a silicone band that is placed around the gastroesophageal junction using minimally invasive techniques and an injection port. The band creates a small pouch, which allows for only small portions of food to be consumed during meals. It does not require stapling the stomach or bypassing the intestines in any way.


  • Less invasive; less pain.
  • No stapling, cutting, or intestinal rerouting.
  • Adjustable.
  • Reversible.
  • Low complication rate.
  • Lowest morbidity and mortality rate.
  • Low malnutrition risk.


  • Slower initial weight loss than gastric bypass.
  • Regular follow-up critical for optimal results.
  • Adjustable.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gas and bloating
  • Depression and psychological distress.