What is the LAP-BAND®?

An effective solution to long-lasting weight loss.

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Weight Loss Without Invasive Surgery

The LAP-BAND® System is a weight loss tool that can help you meet and exceed your weight loss goals. It is a gastric band that helps to limit the amount of food you can eat at once. Through healthy portion control and a healthy lifestyle, you can lose excess weight and keep it off too!

Minimally Invasive

The LAP-BAND® System provides a weight loss solution that is minimally invasive. The LAP-BAND® gastric band procedure is performed laparoscopically, so you can get back to your weight loss journey quicker.

Long-Term Weight Loss

After all the hard work and dedication that it takes to achieve your goals, you deserve to enjoy your results for years to come. The LAP-BAND® program helps with healthy portion control, while care from your team of specialists gives you the techniques to keep the weight off.

An Effective Tool

The LAP-BAND® gastric band is a tool that can help you not only achieve your weight loss goals, but exceed them too. You can utilize the benefits of the tool to progress your weight loss and maximize your results, while sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.

Why does the LAP-BAND® work?

Countless weight loss solutions are available to you. Chances are you may have tried a few of them. Unfortunately, many just didn’t deliver the results you were looking for. Time and time again, the feeling of hope has been overcome with disappointment.

So, the question is, why does the LAP-BAND® work? It’s time to find out how you can change your life with help from the LAP-BAND®.

Lose the weight and keep it off with a healthy lifestyle

Would you find it easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle if you weren’t constantly hungry? The LAP-BAND® System utilizes gastric banding to do just that. An adjustable gastric band helps limit your hunger, ultimately reducing the amount of food you can eat at once.

Throughout your aftercare program, you will be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.

The tools and techniques that you learn throughout the weight loss program will help you to live a long-term healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off for years to come.


Maximize your results with post-procedure support

The LAP-BAND® is a tool that can help you lose excess weight, but maximizing your weight loss results by living a healthy lifestyle is up to you. The key to adapting to healthy behaviors is support from the right weight loss clinic. Your team of LAP-BAND® specialists will provide you with the knowledge and practices that will help you adapt to a long-lasting healthy lifestyle.

Genuine care and support will help you along your journey, especially if you are having a difficult time physically or emotionally. Your team will help you overcome obstacles and ultimately reach your weight loss goals.


Over 860,000

People worldwide have chosen the LAP-BAND® System, with hundreds of thousands achieving lasting, healthy weight loss.1


Why Choose the LAP-BAND®?

The LAP-BAND® System offers a wide range of benefits for those embarking on their weight loss journey. If you’re looking to make a change for your health that can last a lifetime, the LAP-BAND® program might be the best solution for you. You will be provided with the tools and support to help you lose weight safely and effectively. These benefits are what make the LAP-BAND® the perfect resolution to long-lasting, effective weight loss.

Improve Your Health

The LAP-BAND® has been shown to help improve certain health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, due to significant weight loss.2

Lose Weight Gradually

The LAP-BAND procedure is a safe, minimally invasive, and gradual weight loss solution to help keep your weight off over time.

Preferred by Patients

The LAP-BAND® program has been proven to be the best choice for many patients who were looking for a minimally-invasive solution for significant weight loss. A survey of 1,000+ respondents indicated that they were 13 times more likely to choose the LAP-BAND® gastric band over other weight loss options.3

The Truth About the LAP-BAND® Program

It’s no wonder why so many people have chosen the LAP-BAND® System.

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Reversible
  • Short Recovery Time
  • Improved health
  • Adjustable
  • Long-Term Results

“It feels wonderful knowing that your life has changed for the better.”

An embarrassing moment while at an amusement park with her family was a turning point for Denise. Now, she has a healthy relationship with food and strives to be a strong and healthy role model for her daughters. She has completely changed her life, with help from the LAP-BAND® weight loss program.


Find a specialist that fits you.

The key to success with the LAP-BAND® is finding the right weight loss clinic. Your team of weight loss specialists will provide you with care and encouragement throughout your weight loss journey. It’s important that you find the right weight loss clinic for you.


Find out if you are eligible.

Are you ready to make a change? If you are tired of feeling self-conscious, hiding behind baggy clothing, or not feeling entirely comfortable in your own skin – chances are, you’re ready. It’s important to begin by finding out if the LAP-BAND® gastric band will be a safe choice for you.


Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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  1. Data on file. ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
  2. Dixon, et al. “Adjustable Gastric Banding and Conventional Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes.” JAMA. 2008.
  3. Obesity News Today. (July 7, 2015). “Survey Reveals That While Weight Loss Surgery Still Not Common, Gastric Bands Are Most Favored Option.” Retrieved from https://obesitynewstoday.com/2015/07/07/consumer-survey-reveals-gastric-surgery-is-not-a-common-choice/.