Lap-Band History

There has been more than 500,000 LAP-BAND® System procedures performed worldwide, with
10 years of Academic publications.

September, 1993

First laparoscopic adjustable gastric band used in Europe

June, 1995

LAP-BAND® System FDA-approved clinical trial started in the U.S. with the first patient surgery in the United States

September, 1999

LAP-BAND® System is approved for use in Canada

June, 2001

The LAP-BAND® System is approved by the FDA for use in the United States

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Lap-Band History last modified: February 16th, 2016 by Centric Health


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