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REALIZE Band Introduction

Our practice now offers The REALIZE Band

In September 2007 the FDA approved for marketing the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band for use in the United States. Made by Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., the REALIZE Band has been commercially available outside the U.S. since 1996 and has been used by more than 100,000 patients worldwide to help manage their weight.

The REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band is a surgical implant that wraps around the stomach to limit food intake. Most patients lose significant weight and improve or resolve obesity-related health conditions within the first year of surgery. Only the REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution gives patients the REALIZE mySUCCESS program, which provides support to help patients successfully achieve long-term weight loss with the REALIZE Band. Through REALIZE mySUCCESS, patients and physicians can set goals and continuously watch the patient’s progress together-especially for the first three years, as the patient adjusts to his/her new lifestyle-so healthcare providers can step in precisely when needed to keep patients on track. With REALIZE my SUCCESS, patients establish a tailored progress plan to develop new healthy habits in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and emotional well-being.


Band History
Swedish Band developed
at Huddinge University
Hospital, Sweden.
The Swedish Band first
commercialized in Switzerland and
other Western European countries.
Swedish Band U.S.
clinical trial begins.
Swedish Band
sold in 54 countries
outside of the U.S.
94,000 Swedish Bands
sold outside of the U.S.
Name changed to REALIZE.
FDA approves the
REALIZE Band
for U.S. patients.


About Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., an operating company of Johnson & Johnson, is a global leader in minimally invasive and traditional surgical devices for bariatric surgery and many other areas of surgery. The company develops and markets advance medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. The company focuses on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, plastic surgery, orthopedics, gynecology and surgical oncology. More information on the company can be found at www.ethiconendo.com. For more information about the REALIZE Band visit www.realizeband.com

REALIZE and REALIZE mySUCCESS are trademarks of Ethicon Endo-Surgery

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