The REALIZE® Band Operation, description and information for Weight Loss Surgery.

REALIZE® Band is also known as REALIZEBand, REALBand and simply REALIZE®.

REALIZE® Band is an adjustable device that is surgically implanted and used to help an individual shed excess weight. The REALIZE® Band is inserted around the upper portion of the stomach region and aids in weight loss by limiting and controlling the amount of food intake of the patient. The REALIZE® band houses a port which creates the capability for adjustment over time by the physician, leading to enhanced weight loss. In addition to limiting food intake, the REALIZE® Band also dramatically slows the digestion process down since it has now divided the stomach into 2 small pouches or chambers. The end result leaves the patient feeling fuller, for a longer duration – while consuming substantially less food.