The Advantages of the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System at a Glance
St. John Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Center
Of all the operations for severe obesity, the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System method is considered to be the least traumatic. The operation can usually be performed using laparoscopy (using small incisions and long instruments rather than a single large incision). The procedure requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach.
In many cases, no follow-up operation is necessary to modify the diameter of the stoma.
Avoids irreversible damage
If the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System needs to be removed for any reason, the stomach generally returns to its original form.
Reduced hospital stay
Patients normally leave the hospital within two to four days of the laparoscopic operation, or four to eight days if an abdominal incision is required or if complications occur.
After the laparoscopic procedure, patients usually resume normal activities within a week or two, and within four weeks if the procedure is not done laparoscopically or if there are complications.