Lap-Band Surgery

Adjustable Gastric Banding

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Lap-band surgery is an adjustable, reversible weight loss treatment. While it was popular in the past, it is no longer recommended as frequently because other weight loss procedures have proven more successful at helping people reach their weight loss goals. It has also been associated with several long-term complications that require additional surgery.

While we no longer offer lap-band surgery at Duke, we regularly monitor and provide care to people who experience weight loss success following lap-band surgery and require periodic adjustments.  

We also evaluate people who did not achieve the weight loss results they wanted and help them understand their options to achieve success. This may include a combination of band adjustments, medical weight loss options, and revision surgery.