What is Gastric Banding?
Gastric banding involves placing a band around the upper portion of the stomach. The band reduces the size of your stomach, which in turn restricts the amount of food you can eat.
Who is it for?
Gastric banding is suitable for those:
Why Gastric Banding?
Tightening of the band will be done progressively over many months. Gastric banding works well in motivated patients who can comply with dietary plans and regular exercise.
How is it Performed?
Although this procedure is reversible, the band is meant to be implanted permanently. Most patients who have the band removed find that they regain their weight.
The surgeon makes small cuts in your belly via the keyhole technique and an inflatable band is wrapped around the upper part of your stomach.
Once secured, fluid is injected into a reservoir connected to the band by a thin tube. When the band inflates, it squeezes the stomach to create a small upper pouch and a narrow opening into the rest of the stomach.
What to expect before and after surgery?
Get answers to some common questions
A: Although gastric banding is a reversible procedure, we do not advise to have the band removed once you have met your goal weight.
A: Although the results from gastric banding will not be as rapid as the other procedures such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, the band will help to control your hunger and portion size, leading to a slow and steady weight loss.
A: Unlike gastric bypass, there is usually no malabsorption associated with gastric banding. Usually, taking a daily multivitamin with minerals along with eating a balanced diet is sufficient.
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