Bariatrics- Adjustable Gastric Banding

DFW Gastric Lap Band

Gastric Banding is a restrictive procedure because it limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. During this procedure, the gastric band is placed around the stomach, dividing it into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower abdomen. The upper pouch holds about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of food. This helps a person feel full sooner and longer than usual. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat reserves as its energy supply.

Advantagesillustration of adjustable gastric banding procedure

  • Gradual weight loss
  • No malabsorption
  • Low risk


  • Gradual weight loss
  • 25% reoperation rate
  • 50% removed within 10 years


  • Band slippage
  • Band erosion
  • Inadequate weight loss
  • Possible solid food intolerance

The American College of Surgeons (opens in new tab) accredits Baylor Trophy Club as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center.

For additional information on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, please contact Angie Johnson