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Unlike traditional gastric by-pass surgery, LAP-BAND® – more commonly known as “banding,” utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques to place a state-of-the-art banding device around the stomach that can be adjusted to fit your lifestyle while helping you achieve better health. While there are other devices for banding available, Coliseum Northside utilizes the LAP-BAND® product exclusively. LAP-BAND® is the original FDA approved adjustable gastric banding device.

How does it work?

Without requiring stomach cutting or stapling, the LAP-BAND® system reduces your stomach capacity, restricting the amount of food you can eat at one time, and allows you to feel full quicker and longer while needing to eat less.

LAP-BAND® has a proven track record of results that include long-term weight loss and better health when all other diets have failed. Make no mistake; LAP-BAND® isn’t a diet. It is a true lifestyle change.


  • Designed for Advanced Performance: the most advanced device approved by the FDA.
  • A third-generation device that was developed in collaboration with leading bariatric surgeons, and was built on the proven performance of the LAP-BAND® System.
  • Specially designed with the proprietary OMNIFORM® technology – with pre-curved sections (or pillows) that conform to fit your body better, minimizing leaks due to creases or folds. This offers a 360° inflation area for an even distribution of pressure, more secure placement, and complete coverage of stomach anatomy. The result: a great fit right from the start.
  • Available in two sizes to allow your surgeon to choose the best option for you.