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Lap Band Definition

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Updated October 10, 2009

Definition: A Lap Band is the brand name for a gastric banding appliance used in weight loss surgery. The band is placed around the stomach, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten during a meal.

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Also Known As: gastric band, gastric banding, weight loss surgery
Alternate Spellings: Lap-Band, LapBand
Examples:
The patient chose to have weight loss surgery with a Lap Band gastric band.
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