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This page will provide you with information about gastric banding. For further details, you should speak to your consultant.
This procedure is aimed at those looking to lose weight. It works by restricting the amount of food you can eat by minimising the size of the stomach, meaning you feel fuller quicker, eat less and therefore lose weight as time goes on.
Many people choose to have the procedure in order to reduce their risk of obesity-related health issues.
If you are:
Then you may wish to consider gastric band surgery.
Alongside significant weight loss and a reduction in the risk of suffering from obesity-related health issue, other benefits include:
A surgeon will place a band around the stomach which splits it into two parts (this can be adjusted at a later date). Food will be able to slowly pass between the two parts via a narrow opening before moving into the rest of the digestive system. The small stomach compartments mean that the patient feels fuller after eating less. As stated the band can be adjusted – whether it is adjusted or not will be determined by how much weight has been lost and over what period of time. If it does need to be adjusted, fluid will be injected into the band to tighten it. This is called a band fill.
Most patients can return home the same day or after spending just one night in hospital. Staff will ensure you are ready to return home and have all the relevant dietary information required before you are discharged.
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