Gastric banding procedures involve the placement of an adjustable band that restricts the size of the stomach.
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The FDA has approved LAP-BAND® System surgery for an increased number of patients; those with a BMI of 30 or higher, with one obesity related medical condition, can be approved for surgery.
The FDA recently approved the REALIZE™ Band weight loss surgery procedure for use in the Unites States. How does the REALIZE™ Personalized Banding System different from the LAP-BAND System® and other bariatric surgery options?
The REALIZE® Band surgery is a gastric banding procedure, similar to LAP-BAND® surgery, which limits the intake of food and helps patients safely lose weight.
Approximately 15 million Americans are morbidly obese. The FDA has just approved the REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band, a new endo-surgical band that controls hunger by adjusting the size of the stomach without stapling or bypass surgery.
The LAP-BAND® System of weight loss surgery is designed to help obese men and women lose large amounts of weight using an adjustable gastric band that reduces caloric intake.