Some people struggle with weight loss and fail with conventional diets. Gastric band surgery is a method of weight loss which involves surgery to reduce the size of your stomach. During this procedure, your doctor or surgeon will use laparoscopy to place a silicone band around the upper part of your stomach, which causes your stomach to hold less food. This method had been successful in helping many people lose weight, since they feel full faster and eat less food. It is considered to be the least invasive of all weight loss surgeries and can even be reversed if necessary.
If you are in general good health but have been struggling with weight loss, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Be sure to talk with your doctor first about the possible risks and side effects of this procedure.