A gastric Band is a special inflatable band
The Band is placed around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch that limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time.
The Malory Band is a weight loss tool created by Penny Mallory and based on a concept used by ancient Egyptians, Americans and Indians.
The band, which comes in different sizes according to your waist size, is a piece of cord that is worn around the waist. It feels tighter as you eat, aiming to keep you conscious of the quantity of food that you consume. A bit like a psychological gastric band, it acts as an alarm bell to your conscious mind, warning you not to over-eat.