Laparoscopic gastric banding

Lap-Band; LAGB; Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding; Bariatric surgery - laparoscopic gastric banding; Obesity - gastric banding; Weight loss - gastric banding

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food. After surgery, your doctor can adjust the band to make food pass more...

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  • Weight lifting and weight loss

    Weight lifting and weight loss

    Lifting weights builds muscle, which burns calories more efficiently than other body tissues.

    Weight lifting and weight loss

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  • Weight loss

    Weight loss

    Losing excess weight by eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity is the best way of helping to prevent disease. Obesity increases the risk of illness and death due to diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, and kidney and gallbladder disorders. The more overweight, the higher the risk becomes.

    Weight loss

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  • Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

    Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

    The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.

    Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

    illustration

    • Weight lifting and weight loss

      Weight lifting and weight loss

      Lifting weights builds muscle, which burns calories more efficiently than other body tissues.

      Weight lifting and weight loss

      illustration

    • Weight loss

      Weight loss

      Losing excess weight by eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity is the best way of helping to prevent disease. Obesity increases the risk of illness and death due to diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, and kidney and gallbladder disorders. The more overweight, the higher the risk becomes.

      Weight loss

      illustration

    • Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

      Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

      The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.

      Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

      illustration


    Review Date: 7/11/2018

    Reviewed By: Ann Rogers, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Penn State Surgical Weight Loss Program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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