LAP-BAND® Surgery (gastric banding) is a laparoscopic (keyhole) procedure in which a soft silicone band is placed around the top part of the stomach to create a small upper pouch, restricting the volume of food that can be consumed in a single meal. Lap banding leads to effective weight loss results, with around majority of patients losing a significant amount of their excess weight.
LAP-BAND® Surgery is now available for those with a BMI of 35 and above or BMI 30 and above with an associated health problem, such as Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnoea, Infertility (PCOS), and Degenerative Joint Problems. Calculate your BMI using our BMI Calculator.
The soft silicone band holds a variable amount of saline-adjusted by the doctor/specialist with a hypodermic needle through a port that is placed just under the skin of the abdomen-that influences the level of restriction experienced by patients when eating (see video below). Laparoscopic surgery allows for reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, and earlier return to normal every day activities. The LAP-BAND® procedure is the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in Australia and has a number of advantages over other procedures. Please visit the Quick Link menu to the right for more information.
Monthly Information Sessions
Why not attend one of our monthly information sessions and hear from the support team and past patients about your options. The sessions start at 6pm and usually run for around 90 minutes. To reserve a seat for you and any guests, please visit our registration page or call (07) 5598 0500.
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LAP-BAND® Video Demonstration