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What is a lap band?

A lap band or gastric banding is where a surgeon places a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. This decreases the size of the stomach and doesn’t allow the patient to eat as much because the stomach can’t hold as much food. Reducing the size of the stomach helps the patient feel full, reducing feelings of hunger and lowering overall food intake.

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