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Adjustable Gastric Banding

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Adjustable Gastric Banding (called Lap-Band/ Realize Band) is a surgery for minimally invasive weight loss. This surgery involves an implant (a soft silicone ring having an expandable balloon at the centre) is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating two compartments in the stomach so that the patient will be able to eat enough to fill the top compartment (smaller compartment above the band), Over time, the food eaten will pass through the band’s opening for normal digestion.