Procedures to make the available part of the stomach smaller are designed to make you feel fuller s...
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Procedures to make the available part of the stomach smaller are designed to make you feel fuller sooner. You eat less, so you lose weight. Gastric banding uses an inflatable band placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a smaller pouch from the larger stomach. The band can be tightened or relaxed to control the size of the pouch.

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