Gastric Band Surgery
The Adjustable Gastric Band – often called the band – involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, and the rest of the stomach below the band.
The adjustable Gastric Band is a device that is placed around the stomach, which decreases the ability to ingest food
Technique and Function
The gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach which creates a small bag where the passage of food from this bag to the rest of the stomach is through a small tube. This slows the vacating of the food and provokes a feeling of rapid satiety. The size of the tube varies over time and the band can be tightened or loosened.
- Estimated reduction of 40-50% of excess weight in approximately two years after the surgery.
- Time for the procedure: 30 minutes.
- Time of hospitalization: 1 night.
To prevent subsequent failure of the intervention it is necessary for the patient to cooperate in adjusting their lifestyle and is given nutritional guidance.