Lap-Band®

Learn about the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® system and how it works.

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Developed to aid in long-term weight loss, the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System has been used by leading laparoscopic surgeons worldwide to treat severe obesity. Sustained weight loss with the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System is achieved by reducing the capacity of the stomach.

The silicone adjustable band component of the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System is placed around the upper part of the stomach, forming a small gastric pouch to limit and control the amount of food you eat and slow the emptying process from the stomach into the intestines. Limiting food intake and slowing the stomach emptying process results in weight loss.

The BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System has been designed for laparoscopic placement, which offers the advantages of reduced trauma, reduced post-operative pain, shortened hospital stay and quicker recovery. No cutting or stapling of the stomach is required, and there is no need to bypass portions of the stomach or intestines. If for any reason the BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System needs to be removed, the stomach generally returns to its original form.

Caution: This device is restricted to use by or on the order of a physician.

The BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System and accessories contain no latex or natural rubber materials.

BioEnterics and LAP-BAND are registered U.S. trademarks of BioEnterics Corporation. The BioEnterics® LAP-BAND® System and accessories are covered by the following U.S. Patents: 5,601,604; 5,658,298. Australian Patent No.: 681,674. Canadian Patent No.: 2,162,402. Additional International Patents Pending.