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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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201-833-3390
Bariatric Services

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Adjustable Gastric Banding

In this procedure a band similar to a belt, is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small pouch, about the size of an egg. The Adjustable Gastric Band limits the amount you can eat at one time to about half a cup of food. It slows the flow of food out of the stomach so that you feel full sooner and stay satisfied longer.

Over time your surgeon adjusts the tightness of the Band to help you continually meet your weight loss goals. During an adjustment, saline (a salt solution) is injected through a port, making the band fit more snugly around your stomach. Saline can also be removed to loosen the band. After an adjustment, you'll feel full sooner, stay satisfied longer, and maintain gradual weight loss.

The Adjustable Gastric Band is reversible.

Holy Name Medical Center offers 2 brands of the Adjustable Gastric Band that are available, the Lap Band® system and the Realize Band® System. The choice in the brand use is depending on the patient preference.

Adjustable Gastric Band