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Gastric Band Surgery Description & Pricing
Is Gastric Banding Right for You?
Gastric Band / Lap Band Surgery
Gastric Band / Lap Band surgery is performed by placing a small, adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small gastric pouch. The band limits the amount of food consumed and slows the process of food from the stomach into the intestines. Because the feeling of satisfaction and fullness are experienced with just a little amount of food or drink, the reduction of calories results in a dramatic and fast weight loss.
A unique aspect of lap band surgery is that the amount of restriction on the stomach is fully adjustable by the amount of saline that fills the band. The band is filled through a small access port left in the abdomen.
This bariatric procedure is considered minimally invasive and is performed laparoscopically.
Procedure Type: Restrictive
FAQS About Gastric Band Surgery
Who is a candidate for the Gastric Band / Lap Band?
The gastric band procedure is a good choice for those with a BMI over 30 and under 40, and may be inclined to prefer a weight loss surgery that is reversible. It’s important to note that the band may need to be adjusted from time to time, so regular access to a trained physician is necessary.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
Typical weight loss with a gastric band after 2 years is 50-60% of excess weight.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically take one hour to complete.
How long will I be in the hospital?
The average hospital stay is 1 night.
How much time will I need off work?
This is dependent on the type of job you have, but it is typically recommended to refrain from working for 1 week while you recover.
How long should I expect to keep my gastric band?
The majority of bands are typically removed within 5 years of placement.
Gastric Band Packages & Pricing
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