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Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is a less invasive option compared to gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.

Like other bariatric procedures, gastric banding helps reduce the amount of food you take in and helps your brain generate a feeling of fullness after eating smaller portions. But instead of reducing the overall size of your stomach, the band attached to the top portion of the stomach slows digestion, so you will feel fuller longer. The band can be adjusted (by a doctor) with a specialized needle, so you can have it loosened or tightened as needed. The procedure can even be reversed.

Previous Page Last Review Date: January 5, 2018