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Banda Gástrica. Obesity Science. CDMX. México.

Gastric band

Banda Gástrica. Obesity Science. CDMX. México.

Information about the procedure

Adjustable gastric band (AGB), often called a band, is a bariatric surgery that involves placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band and the rest of the stomach below the band.


  • Reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold

  • Induces excess weight loss of approximately 40 to 50 percent.

  • It involves not cutting the stomach or changing the course of the intestines.

  • It requires a shorter hospital stay, usually less than 24 hours.

  • It is reversible and adjustable.

  • It has the lowest rate of early postoperative complications and mortality among approved bariatric procedures.

  • You have the lowest risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

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