Gastric Banding Surgery

Adjustable silicone gastric banding surgery uses a silicone elastomer band placed around the upper part of the stomach to simulate a small stomach pouch that can only hold a small amount of food. The remaining portion of the stomach is below the band. Food travels slowly through a small outlet between the two stomach portions, creating a sensation of fullness for the patient.

The majority of gastric banding patients lose an average of 44 percent of excess body weight after one year and experience a low rate of complications[1].


[1] Ren CJ, Weiner M, Allen JW. Favorable Early Results of Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity: The American Experience. Surg Endo. March 2004;18(3):543-546. 


Oregon Bariatric Center

RiverBend Pavilion – 2nd floor
3377 RiverBend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: (541) 222-2700
Fax: (541) 222-6113
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