Adjustable Gastric Band
Gastric banding can help patients lose weight by reducing the amount of food that can be eaten at one time.
For people struggling with managing their weight, gastric band surgery can be an effective treatment for obesity and related conditions. It involves the placement of a small adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, which can be tightened or loosened to affect the amount of food one can consume. Gastric banding can be appropriate for patients who can prioritize strict adherence to diet and control grazing habits. However, the gastric band has less consistent results than sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass and typically only results in weight loss averaging 10% of total body weight. Our team can help you decide if this is the right procedure to meet your needs.
Our expert team is at the forefront of surgical weight loss procedures and will work with you to identify your weight management goals and preferences to find the best weight loss procedure for you. Following your surgery, we'll also provide you with a lifetime of nutritional and dietary guidance and identify behavioral strategies for success to ensure that you achieve and maintain a healthier life.
At Brigham and Women's, we are currently taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while we continue to provide the expert weight management care our patients need. Additionally, patients have the option of meeting with our weight management team in-person or through a Virtual Visit.
To schedule an appointment or Virtual Visit, watch our short information session below and submit your contact information at the end. A new patient coordinator will then reach out to schedule your appointment.
Brigham and Women's offers state-of-the-art weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), as well as long-term nutritional and behavioral support to patients who want to improve their health and achieve lasting weight management.
To book an appointment or Virtual Visit with one of our expert weight loss surgeons, please first watch the short information session below. After completing the session, a new patient coordinator will be in touch to schedule your consult. Alternatively, you can call the number provided at the end of the session to speak to a new patient coordinator during regular business hours.