Laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) applies a laparoscope to place an adjustable belt, which is made of silicone, around the upper portion of the stomach. The band can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band. There is a port connected to the band, which is placed under the skin of abdomen. The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen. This port is used to introduce or remove saline into the band.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are applied. Surgical wounds will shrink significantly. Feelings of pain will be decreased gradually as well. Waterproof dressings are used, allowing the patient to shower without changing dressings.