The IBand combines two different procedures, the Lap-Band and the Gastric Plication.
The first portion of the procedure involves placing a gastric band at the top of the stomach. During the second part of the procedure, the stomach is folded in on itself. The result is a long, thin stomach pouch that looks much like a banana or sleeve. The size of the stomach is reduced significantly, which means that a patient will feel fuller sooner. At no point is the stomach cut away or removed from the abdomen.
The combination of these two restrictive procedures is likely to yield exceptional weight loss results.