Differences between the MiniMizer Ring
and an adjustable Gastric Band

MiniMizer Ring

  • Fitted during a (mini) gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or revision surgery
  • Not adjustable; no adaptation (inflation) required
  • Positioned loosely around the stomach
  • 4 mm wide ring
  • Very few complications

Adjustable Gastric Band

  • Fitted around the intact (i.e. unoperated) stomach
  • Can be adjusted by inflating the band with saline via an injection port
  • Fits tightly around the stomach
  • 15 mm wide band
  • More possible complications