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Gastric Banding Surgery

Overview
Overview

Gastric banding is a surgical procedure to treat obesity. These kinds of interventions are known as bariatric surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon constricts the stomach so that a person feels full after eating less food than usual.

Key points about gastric banding surgery:-

What is gastric banding surgery?
What is gastric banding surgery?

Gastric band surgery is a type of weight loss surgery during which the surgeon places a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to decrease stomach size and reduce food intake. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves it as a weight-loss treatment.

How is gastric banding surgery done?
How is gastric banding surgery done?

This surgery is performed under the influence of general anaesthesia. Usually, it’s performed on an outpatient basis which means the patient goes home the same day after a few hours of the surgery.

Gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed through keyhole incisions. The surgeon makes between 1 to 5 minor cuts in the abdomen and completes the surgery using a laparoscope.

A laparoscope is a long thin tube with a camera. This surgical procedure takes around 30-60 minutes to complete.

The patient is advised not to eat from midnight before the day of the surgery. Most people can resume most normal activities within 2 days of the surgery, but they may need to take a week off from work.

Benefits of gastric band surgery
Benefits of gastric band surgery
Risk factors of gastric band surgery
Risk factors of gastric band surgery