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The gastric banding is the least invasive of all procedures. An adjustable silicon band is placed around the stomach to create a small stomach. Small quantity of food can fill up the small stomach providing satisfaction/satiety to the person.
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About the procedure
Narrow outlet of this small stomach delays progression of food into intestine – person feels full for longer period. The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted by injecting saline through a button under the skin. Person is able to eat smaller meals at long interval.
Surgical Time: 30-60 minutes
Hospitalization: 2 hours
Recovery: 4 day
Daily mandatory intake of protein with a multivitamin intake will prevent any possible nutritional deficiency. Special dietary advice is provided to post-op patients & regular follow-up is essential.
Complications after gastric band surgery has reduced significantly over a period of time with change in dissection technique, band design and is the safest procedure.
- Surgery can be reversed
- Digestion and absorption is normal
- When eating less the body draws the required energy from its own fat
The mean weight loss at two years after surgery is 40-55% of excess weight. Most patients have significant improvements in their associated diseases as they lose weight. The reported incidence for common diseases is as follows.
Diabetes: Improvement in > 45-80%
Hyperlidemia: Resolution in > 70%
Hypertension: Improvement in 38-70%
Sleep Apnea: Resolution in > 90%
Usually band adjustment is required only 1-2 times during the lifetime. This procedure requires 15-30 minutes only.