Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
in the stomach. The cuff is connected through a thin cord to the surface the body, just under the skin, so that adjustments to the cuff can be made without additional surgeries. This procedure is almost always performed laparoscopically and generally very safe.
The video shows a three dimensional animation of how the Realize Gastric Band is inserted and adjusted. There is also an explanation of how the gastric banding results in weight loss for the patient.
Weight loss usually reaches a maximum between 18 and 24 months after Bariatric Surgery - 2004.
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