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REALIZE Band-C for larger patients

Written By Betty van der Mark on Sunday, April 26, 2009 | 10:45 AM

The REALIZE Band-C has the same clinically proven high-volume, low-pressure system as the original REALIZE Band, but in addition to its new design, it has a 14 percent greater stoma adjustment range to accommodate larger patients. The REALIZE Band-C has a width of 23 mm, making it the widest gastric band available potentially reducing the risk of band slippage.

"The REALIZE Band-C is an excellent innovation that streamlines the procedure for the surgeon and improves the overall experience for the patient," said Erik Wilson, MD, FACS, Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, who has already begun using the REALIZE Band-C. "This new design builds on the original and retains all its clinical and procedural benefits for long-term patient success." Additional features of the REALIZE Band-C include:

- Unlockable/Relockable Closing Mechanism that allows intra-operative repositioning.

- Removable Band Extender with a Pre-lock Position to ease gastric band placement and accommodate multiple locking techniques and provide greater surface area to grasp.

- Radiopaque Band and Tubing to enhance visualization under fluoroscopy.

- Removable One-way Valve to maintain balloon evacuation during gastric band preparation.

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