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Lap Band

Duración del Tratamiento


1 Hour



15 Days









24 - 36 Hours



USD 3,450

Gastric Band Surgery in Argentina

Bariatric surgery is a specialty that helps patients to neutralize obesity, thereby restoring the quality of life and health. Advances in the types of surgeries allow patients to gradually lose weight, eating less and no appetite.

The development of mini-invasive techniques make this surgery able to be performed through small incisions with less pain and comfort in the postoperative period.

In general, surgery is based on shrinking the stomach to decrease the amount of what can be ingested, or in skipping part of the digestive tract so the body can absorb fewer calories than usual.

Gastric band surgery or Lap Band is based on the placement of a prosthetic silicone ring around the upper stomach. In this way the feed storage area is greatly reduced and can accept only a small portion of food. The caliber of the ring can be adjusted by a ball located in its inner portion, which allows the passage of food regularly inflating and deflating the same with saline solution. These maneuvers are performed because a band is connected by tubing to a reservoir located beneath the skin. This is a restrictive procedure that leaves a "reservoir" that allows very small gastric early satiety, but does not diminish the desire to eat.

After lab band surgery abroad

The advantages of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure are related to the short length of stay and increased postoperatively comfort. The discomfort that may occur subsequently can be managed with pain medications.

Passed the initial recovery period after surgery, the doctor will instruct you to mobilize and walk, which promotes the circulation of fluids in the body. In parallel, start gradually with the ingestion of liquids and semi-solid foods, so that before leaving the hospital the patient may be able to meet their personal needs. Is advisable to avoid undue effort in the initial period and advised not to drive until 7 days after the operation.

Physical activity can resume after 10 days depending on the nature of the activity, and the type of surgery performed.

Post operative care after gastric band

Changes in the digestive system require changes in eating habits so that the result of the intervention is successful. The operation requires constant adjustments of the caliber of the band to regulate the passage of food, which is related to the tolerance of each patient. It is important to follow medical guidelines, which are usually these:

  • Meet at least six intakes throughout the day: breakfast, snack, lunch, dessert, tea and dinner.
  • It is advisable an interval of no more than three hours and not less than two hours between each intake.
  • Do not drink fluids while eating. They make the person feel full before you have eaten enough.
  • When you start eating solid food, chew food and eat very slowly. It is important to wait a few minutes after swallowing before putting the next bite of food in the mouth.
  • Avoid soft drinks and sodas, high-calorie supplements, foods high in fat, and foods with no nutritional value.
  • Avoid alcohol.

Usually, patients return to normal activity within 2 weeks after the surgery. It is recommended that women of childbearing age to use effective forms of birth control in the first year after bariatric surgery.

Alternative Bariatric Surgery Procedures to Lap Band in Argentina:

  • Gastric Sleeve: This is a restrictive procedure as it only shrinks the size of the stomach in about 80%.
  • Gastric Bypass: This surgery is performed more frequently. This method combines the two mechanisms for weight loss, although its main effect is based on shrinking the size of the stomach.
  • Duodenal Switch: it combines a reduction of the stomach size and a rerouting of a lengthy portion of the small intestine.


Norman Jalil, M.D.

Professional Medical License: 19398. Specialty License: 6273

  • Specialist in General and Endocrine Surgery.
  • Specialist in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, University Hospital Claude Huriez, Lille, France.
  • Member of the American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (ALACE)

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In the following photo gallery you will find images of before and after lap band surgery. Photographs of our former patients taken before performing bariatric surgery and after 6, 12 or 18 months of surgery. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to consult our doctors and receive your free quote.

How much does a adjustable gastric banding surgery cost abroad? The reference price for a lap band in Argentina is USD 3,450 but it may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery, surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!

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Written by Norman Jalil, M.D.
Last update: 20/02/2024
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.

Duodenal Switch Surgery is associated with the best results in terms of weight loss and is applied to severely obese patients. This method includes the two ways to help patients lose weight, since it combines a reduction of the stomach size with a rerouting of a lengthy portion of the small intestine.

Bariatric Surgery is a specialty used to help patients neutralize obesity, allowing them to regain their quality of life and health. Advances in these types of surgeries allow patients to lose weight gradually, eating less and decreasing their appetite.

Bariatric Surgery is a specialty used to help patients neutralize obesity, allowing them to regain their quality of life and health. Advances in these types of surgeries allow patients to lose weight gradually, eating less and decreasing their appetite.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a large number of patients and that in their evolution leads to complications that negatively impact health status. Type 2 diabetes represents more than 90% of diabetes cases and, unlike insulin-dependent diabetes, is characterized by elevated insulin levels that are not effective.

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