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08 September, 2015
Adjustable Gastric Band

The Adjustable Gastric Band provides a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthier weight—without cutting or stapling your stomach. The band limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. As a result, you feel full sooner and stay satisfied longer. That makes it easier to adopt, and stick with, healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

HEALTH BENEFITS AND WEIGHT LOSS

Made entirely of biocompatible materials, the Ethicon Endo-Surgery® 

Curved Adjustable Gastric Band is supported by more than 20 years of worldwide clinical experience and ongoing innovation. Outside the United States, the band is known as the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB), and has been used in patients since 1986.

ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY CURVED ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND AND PORT DESIGN BENEFITS 

  • The sophisticated balloon design reduces potential for tissue trauma.16
  • The widest band available (23 mm). A wider band decreases the potential for band slippage.16
  • No adjustable gastric band has a lower leak rate.30
  • Using no sutures (stitches), patients may experience less port site pain and up to 19% less time under anesthesia than LAP-BAND® System patients, whose ports are attached with sutures.
  • The lowest profile port design to minimize the appearance under the skin, even as you lose weight.