Realize Band

The Realize Adjustable Gastric Band

Realize Band

In November of 2007 the FDA approve the Realize® Adjustable Gastric Band for use in the United States.  Made by Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the Realize Band® gives patients another excellent option for safe and effective weight loss.  Although a relative newcomer to the US, it has been used in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.

Similar to the Lap Band, the Realize Band is adjustable and reversible, and offers one of the lowest short-term complication rates of all surgical weight loss procedures.

In October of 2008, Dr. Curry was chosen as one of 7 US surgeons to travel to Prague, Czech Republic, and be one of the first American surgeons to implant their new Realize-C band. On November 24th, 2008, we were the 2nd practice in the US to place a Realize-C® Band and were one of the first practices in the US able to offer this band to patients.

If you would like to learn more about the Realize Adjustable Gastric Band and other surgical weight loss options, click on “Meet Dr. Curry Online” or fill out the appointment request form below!

Click here to schedule a Realize Band consultation!

7 thoughts on “Realize Band

  1. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!

    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Elizabeth Smith says:

    What is the difference between the Realize Band and the LapBand? i.e. Safety; ease of filling; quality; success rate? Thanks

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      We do only Lap Bands now, the Realize band is not really used anymore.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

    2. jennifer jackson says:

      Can you remove the LapBand?

      1. Trace Curry says:

        Yes, a lap band can be easily removed in most cases.

        Dr. Trace Curry
        Medical Director
        JourneyLite Physicians

  3. Sylvia Baker says:

    Is the Realize band still avail and is it safe for teens?

    1. Trace Curry says:

      Realize band is not available anymore but Lap Band is.

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