The Gastric Band is a restrictive method for the treatment of obesity. It comprises a silicone ring with an inflatable chamber therein, connected to a device which allows modifying its internal diameter.
The gastric band is placed in the upper stomach, reducing the capacity of the stomach to receive food, so with a food intake of less than 50 cc it produces an important feeling of fullness and satisfaction. This feeling of fullness and satisfaction facilitates the compliance of the patient’s diet plan.
The implant is performed using laparoscopic surgery so there is minimal discomfort and may be an ambulatory procedure in selected cases.