lap-band-surgery.jpg Gastric bypass surgery done in a comparatively non invasive way, without the use of staples is called the lap-band surgery. A band is placed around the stomach to reduce it's size and capacity. The procedure is gaining ground as a safe and effective way to lose weight, especially benefiting overweight teens.

The Lap-band surgery can be done under general anesthesia, in an out-patient setting. But it is still considered risky for teens. The Lap band surgery is one of the options for teens who choose to lose weight. The weight loss is gradual, and one loses about 10-12 pounds per month on an average. Patients must also maintain a healthy diet and exercise after surgery.

Doctors say results from lap band surgery take longer to see, than gastric bypass.