Gastric banding or “Lap Band’ is the procedure that involves placing an implant – a soft silicone ring -with an expandable balloon in the centre at the top part of the stomach. This creates a two compartment stomach with a very small part on the top of the band. The food passes through the small opening in the band and then reaches to the remaining part of the stomach. The lap band does not disturb the digestion and the digestion stays normal even after it.