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Pediatric LAP-BAND®

LAP-BAND®, also called adjustable gastric banding surgery, is a weight-loss procedure. It is FDA-approved for teenagers and adults 18 years of age or older. If you are considering bariatric surgery and are at least 18 years old, LAP-BAND may be an option for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

LAP-BAND Procedure: Before Surgery

LAP-BAND Procedure at Children’s National: What to Expect

LAP-BAND Procedure: Follow Up

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