- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has been fulfilled in 2958 patients in the period since 1998 through 2006 for treatment of different forms of obesity. The age of the patients was from 16 to 60 years (mean age 38 years). There were 80% of women (2366) and 20% of men (592). Mean preoperative body mass index was from 35 to 54 kg/m2, i.e 43+/-3.8 kg/m2, fluctuating from 35 kg/m2 to 54 kg/m2. The observation of 2485 (84%) patients operated in the terms in question showed the influence of LAGB on metabolic derangement, arterial pressure. Statistical data on possible early and late postoperative complications are presented. The operation of LAGB is one of minimally invasive methods for adjustable decreasing the excess body weight and its effectiveness exceeds other methods of restrictive interventions on the stomach, has a number of advantages compared with other bariatric interventions, it is relatively safe and completely reversible bariatric operation with all advantages of minimally invasive techniques.