Realize Band in Rancho Cucamonga
The Realize Adjustable Gastric Band is an FDA approved device used in adjustable gastric banding procedures, a popular, effective bariatric surgery procedure that we offer here at Surgical Arts of Inland Empire. Like the LAP Band, the Realize Band is designed to safely achieve gradual weight loss, but offers a wider range of adjustment to minimize stretching of the gastric band.
Why consider the Realize Band to help me lose weight?
Gastric banding surgery has been used widely for over 15 years as a safe, effective way to help patients lose significant weight and resolve health problems related to obesity. The Realize Band is FDA approved for gastric banding, and is very similar in form and function to the LAP Band, with a few key differences:
- The Realize Band has greater adjustability
- It is designed to minimize stretching of the upper stomach pouch
To learn more about how the Realize Band works, please read our page on adjustable gastric banding.
Are you a candidate for the Realize Band?
Bariatric surgery with the Realize Band is intended for patients over 18 who have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 40 and have not been successful at losing weight through diet and exercise. Typically, patients have at least 50 pounds to lose, and either have or are at serious risk for obesity-related health problems before they are considered good candidates for the Realize Band.
To benefit from any bariatric surgery, including the Realize Band, a patient must be willing to make long-term lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. It is also important to fully understand the potential social and emotional effects of reducing your food intake dramatically.
Our experienced bariatric surgeons can help you understand the benefits and risks of adjustable gastric banding with the Realize Band during a personal consultation.