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Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB)

The journey to a healthy new you starts at UofL Health. Our surgeons specialize in a wide variety of weight loss surgery options, including LAP-BAND® surgery (also called adjustable gastric banding). As a minimally invasive option, this procedure may offer you several benefits, including less pain and scarring, fewer complications and faster recovery.

Learn more below. Then call 502.513.6026 or register here for a free weight loss surgery seminar near you. It’s a great chance to meet the team, ask questions and see if a procedure can help you find life-changing results.

About Adjustable Gastric Banding

During this procedure, a band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach, dividing it into one smaller and one larger portion. The technique works by restricting how much you can consume at a meal, while helping you feel full longer. Food passes through the digestive system as usual, allowing full absorption.

The band can be adjusted with a simple in-office procedure to increase or decrease restriction. You’ll be followed closely within the first year after surgery for adjustments as needed. Lifelong adjustments may be required to maintain success.


  • Only adjustable and reversible weight loss surgical procedure
  • Usually performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home the same day as surgery
  • Carries less surgical risk than gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy


  • Slower and less total weight loss than bypass or sleeve gastrectomy (generally around 50% loss of excess weight)
  • Though rare, complications can occur from the gastric banding system, including band obstruction or slippage

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