The Adjustable Gastric Band – one of the most popular weight loss surgery in tijuana mexico treatments – includes an inflatable band that’s placed across the upper portion of the gut, developing a tiny stomach pouch over the band, as well as the remaining part of the stomach. The most popular explanation of how this device operates is that with the smaller stomach pouch, eating only a small quantity of food will satisfy hunger and encourage the feeling of fullness. The feeling of fullness is dependent upon how big the opening between the pouch and also the rest of the belly produced by the gastric band. Filling the band with sterile saline, which can be injected by way of a port set beneath the skin can adjusts the size of the belly opening.

This used to be a great treatment for weight loss, but advances in better treatments like the gastric sleeve is making the lap band obsolete.