Gastric banding or lap-banding procedures are performed laparoscopically.
This means small incisions. The majority of incisions are 5 mm in size. The port site is larger, usually about 1.5-2 cm. Most surgeons will perform the procedure with 4-5 incisions, however some can perform this with just 1 our 2 incisions.There is no advantage to less incisions other than cosmetic. It will take longer thou.