Dr. John Debarros explains how the adjustable gastric bands differ. Dr. DeBarros is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons and bariatric surgeon at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Now in terms of when people search for LAP-BAND® or adjustable gastric band you are essentially searching for an adjustable gastric band procedure, okay? And initially the REALIZE® Band, there are two bands, a REALIZE® Band, which is made by Johnson & Johnson, the Allergan Band, which is also called a LAP-BAND®, okay?
The Allergan Band has been in the United States for a longer period of time and we have a lot more sort of experience with the LAP-BAND®. Now the LAP-BAND® has gone through a permutation where it’s sort of gotten an upgrade as well as we have gone through with our experience with it.
The REALIZE® Band, as you see here, is a newer band and that has just come out and it’s a different type of band, however they both have the same result, which is adjustability, and there are points that are positive and negative to both of these devices, okay? And it really should be left up to the surgeon and the patient as to determine which band is the most appropriate band for that patient despite a lot of the TV advertising to the contrary.
About Dr. John J. DeBarros, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. John DeBarros is an experienced surgeon and board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Maricopa Medical Society.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, 85037
Expert: Dr. John J. DeBarros, Dr. DeBarros, John J. DeBarros, M.D., Doctor DeBarros, Bariatric Surgery John DeBarros
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery