Procedure for Gastric Band
Your surgeon will make 1 to 5 small surgical cuts in your abdomen. Through these small cuts, the surgeon will place a camera and the instruments needed to perform the surgery.Your surgeon will place a band around the upper part of your stomach to separate it from the lower part. This creates a small pouch that has a narrow opening that goes into the larger, lower part of your stomach. The surgery does not involve any cutting or stapling inside your belly. Your surgery may take only 30 to 60 minutes if your surgeon has done a lot of these procedures.