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Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011
Video of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. The LAP-BAND® System procedure, as it is commonly called, involves placing an adjustable band around the connection between the food pipe and stomach to restrict the amount of food an individual can consume at one time. Since it is adjustable, the band can gradually be tightened by the physician during office visits, allowing individuals to use it as a tool to change their eating behaviors and lose weight. The procedure is intended to help patients reach a healthier weight in order to lead more mobile and active lives. This is a replay of a live webcast originally aired on 3/6/07.