Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
- The Laparoscopic Gastric Band surgery is Minimal Invasive weight loss surgery.
- The doctor places an implant during the surgery which is a soft silicon ring with an expandable balloon in the centre.
- It is tied around the top part of the stomach, creating a two-compartment stomach.
- It is placed in order to restrict the food intake which further enhanced the weight loss process.
Why should I go under the knife?
If a person is suffering from obesity and facing other health problems like diabetes, heart issues, osteoarthritis, and sleep apnea or at high blood pressure with a BMI greater than 40, then the doctor may suggest for Laparoscopic Gastric Banding.
What conditions can stop a doctor from opting for gastric banding?
Though the Laparoscopic Gastric Banding is a safe and a minimal invasive surgery, a doctor may not suggest this surgery if a patient is suffering from end stage cardiac issues, major psychiatric disorder, intestinal disorder or substance abuse.
What is the duration of the surgery?
The surgery will be conducted in 30 to 60 minutes.
How will Laparoscopic Band help me?
It will not result in immediate weight loss. But, gradually it will restrict the intake of food (calories) and will fasten the weight loss process helping you in getting rid of other health issues related to obesity.