Figure 1: Gastric Adjustable Band. The band is placed laparoscopically around the upper part of the stomach, approximately 4 cm below the gastro esophageal junction. The ring or band is connected to an access port by tubing and its volume can be adjusted by accessing the port, which has been attached to the abdominal musculature. (Adapted with permission from Allergan, Inc. from assets/pdf/lapband_dfu.pdf)