The Adjustable Gastric Band or lap band was once a popular restrictive surgical device. This medical device, which consists of a silicone band placed around the upper part of the stomach, aims to reduce a patient’s food intake without interfering with the natural digestive process.
Although the lap band has been used as an option to treat conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, implant related complications have caused a decrease in its recent popularity.
Potential Complications of the Lap Band
- Gastric perforation
- Twisting the access port
- Band slipping on the stomach
- Band failure
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Bonnor for a personalized consultation regarding your available options and the right path for you.