REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band System
The REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band is an adjustable band that was developed in Europe for the treatment of obesity more than 10 years ago.
The band is placed around the upper stomach using laparoscopic surgery. It is attached by a thin tube to an injection port placed under the skin on top of the muscle. Fluid can be injected into the port to tighten the band, thus limiting the food intake and slowing the progress of food through the upper digestive system thus leading to weight-loss.
There is no re-routing of the intestines.
The band is intended to be a long-term implant.