Dr. Liu explains which gastric bands are available for bariatric patients.
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The Available Types of Gastric Bands Patients can have a choice of different types of bands. There are the LAP-BAND® from Allergan and then there’s a REALIZE® Band from Johnson & Johnson and a separate band, here is, this is very similar. It is the REALIZE® Band and it has a balloon as well on the inside of the band and it has a little access port. These bands themselves have a little port, which I will be implanting, usually hiding it somewhere around the belly button. And this is implanted so that I can access this in the clinic during the routine clinic visit. And we inject IV fluid that allows the adjustments of these bands so that it is comfortable for the patient and we have a good rate of weight loss during the postoperative phase.