The benefits have been outlines for years regarding the benefits of lap-band surgery, compared to the more invasive gastric bypass procedure. Besides being safer, more effective, and coming with lesser side effects – Gastric Bypass surgery is more popular in North America, compared to the higher instances of lap-band surgery being completed all over the world.
How does lap-band surgery work? First, an inflatable tube is placed around the stomach, causing the stomach pouch to shrink and the health care professional is able to inject, or remove saline from this tube to change the size of the stomach pouch. This non invasive procedure does not use cutting, stapling or bypassing of any organs like the gastric bypass surgery.
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