Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

The gastric band is a simple silicone ring with an inflatable balloon fitted on its inside. The surgery is done laparoscopically and this band is fastened around the upper part of the stomach.

The application of balloon divides the stomach into a small upper pouch (15ml) and the remainder lower stomach. With the small pouch of the stomach the fullness and satisfaction is experienced with just a small amount of food. The balloon of the band is connected to an injection port by long tubing.

This helps in reducing or increasing the size of the passage for the food according to the need of the patient. The reduced food intake results in dramatic weight loss. The recovery time is rapid.

Hospitalization is required only for one night. Many people are able to resume their regular activities a week after their surgery. Since no cutting, stapling or rerouting is required, the operation is considered the least traumatic of all weight loss surgeries.

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