Gastric Band Surgery (Weight loss)
Obesity is a very morbid condition that has several health consequences. Mild obesity is still controllable by nutrition and exercise. However as it advances it becomes more difficult because of metabolic changes, physical limitations, psychological effect and social inhibition. When exercise and dieting do not help control the weight bariatric surgery may help loose weight and bring a person back to ground Zero where he can start working on his lifestyle and maintain weight.
So What are the different procedures to reduce weight?
There are two ways it can help loose weight-
- Restrictive surgery: In these procedures, the stomach is made smaller. A section of your stomach is removed that helps to limits the amount of food it can hold and causes you to feel full.
- Malabsorptive surgery: Most of digestion and absorption takes place in the small intestine. Surgery to this area shortens the length of the small intestine and/or changes where it connects to the stomach, limiting the amount of food that is completely digested or absorbed.
Through food intake restriction, malabsorption or a combination of both, you can lose weight since less food either goes into your stomach or stays in your small intestine long enough to be digested and absorbed
Adjustable Gastric Banding
The Newest and Safest Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure
Approved by the FDA in 2001, Lap Band® Surgery is the safest and least invasive bariatric surgery for weight-loss patients. The LapBand® is a small, inflatable belt placed around the upper portion of the patient’s stomach that functions to restrict the amount of food consumed, slow the emptying of food from the stomach, and provide a constant sensation of being “full.” Like our other weight-loss surgeries, Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive. Operating time is about 60 minutes and most patients are ready to leave the hospital the following day.
Gastric banding stomach reduction surgery functions by limiting the amount of food a patient can consume and delay the emptying of the stomach to create the sensation of constantly being “full.”
On average, patients who undergo Lap Band surgery experience a 60% loss of excess weight.