Intended With You in Mind
The REALIZE Band was designed and developed with your comfort in mind. The band is made entirely of bio-compatible materials. The REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution makes you perceive fullness sooner which results in less food consumed at one time.
- Outpatient surgery
- Quick recovery
- Minimal discomfort
- Realize my Success-your own personal
weight management program
About the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band
What is it? The REALIZE Band is a surgically implanted device used to help a person with weight loss. The REALIZE Band consists of a silicone band, tubing, and an injection port. Like other gastric banding products, the REALIZE Band is placed around the upper part of the patient's stomach in a laparoscopic/minimally invasive fashion.
The REALIZE Band has actually been available outside of the United States for over a decade, though it often referred to as a Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB). To date, more than 100,000 patients have used the REALIZE Band as a path to surgical weight loss.
How does it work? The REALIZE Band is situated around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch that limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. This can be adjusted to fit your changing needs over time.
A Normal Stomach
A REALIZE Band applied
When is it used? The REALIZE Band is used for weight loss in obese adults for whom non-surgical weight loss methods have not been successful.
What will it accomplish? In the U.S. study, the average weight loss was 42% of a person's excess weight three years after the device was surgically implanted. Almost three quarters of the study subjects lost at least 25% of their excess weight; some lost over 75%. Weight loss may improve health problems associated with obesity such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
The realize band is designed to provide maximum comfort and is designed to make adjustments easy.
Adjusting to your new healthy lifestyle includes seeing your healthcare team on a regular basis for band adjustments and patient care follow-up.
To learn more about weight loss through the REALIZE band, or to find out if it's right for you, contact us today!