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Gastric Band Treatment & Diagnostics in Koramangala, Bangalore

Gastric Band

Weight loss with gastric bands is faster and more effective than other types of gastric surgery. Many surgeons believe that adjustable gastric banding, also known as the “Lap-Band” or “Realize Band”, is an invasive weight-loss surgery. Surgeons place a gastric band on top of the stomach. 

The gastric band is an inflatable silicone device that combats obesity and reduces food intake. You can avail of gastric band surgery in Bangalore.

What do we need to know about the gastric band procedure?

A surgeon wraps a band around the upper part of your stomach to form a small pouch for food. The gastric band restricts the amount of food you can consume by making you feel full. Your doctor can adjust the band after surgery to allow food to pass more slowly. 

Doctors perform the surgery with a tiny camera. Gastric banding is a laparoscopic procedure, and the camera is called a laparoscope. It enables your surgeon to see inside your stomach. Your surgeon will make one to five small surgical incisions in your abdomen. He/she will wrap a band around the upper part of your stomach to separate it from the lower part. This forms a small pouch with a narrow opening that enters the larger or the lower part of your stomach. There will be no stapling inside your belly during the procedure. The entire procedure will only take an hour. 
The small pouch will fill up as you eat after having this surgery. You will feel satiated even if you eat only a small amount of food. 

If a person has a BMI of 35 or more and a serious medical condition that may improve with weight loss, a bariatric consultant may recommend a gastric band procedure. Sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases are just a few of these conditions. You can opt for gastric band surgery in Bangalore.

In the first year after surgery, gastric bands must be adjusted four to six times, on an average. These fills are performed to ensure that the band is not too tight or not too loose. Band adjustments are painless and done under supervision in the radiology department to ensure that the band is tight enough to restrict food intake. On an average, patients can lose 40 to 50 percent of their excess weight. 

Why is this procedure conducted? 

If you are obese and unable to lose weight through diet and exercise, this weight-loss surgery may be an option. The gastric band procedure will alter your way of life. Doctors frequently use the body mass index (BMI) measures to identify people who may benefit the most from this weight-loss surgery. 

When do you need to see a doctor?

If your BMI crosses 35 and you have the medical conditions mentioned above, consult a doctor.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the complications/risk factors for the gastric band procedure?

Major complications that can occur following gastric weight-loss surgery include infection, blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) and internal bleeding. Your wound, port or band may become infected and may need to be re-sited, replaced or removed. Sometimes, your band can work its way into or through the wall of your stomach, so it can become ineffective and would need to be replaced. Over time, your band can slip out of place, causing your stomach pouch to get enlarged. Your gastric band will need to be reattached to the proper spot.

Conclusion

Compared to other types of gastric surgery, gastric bands make way for a more gradual weight loss. With a 0.05 percent mortality rate, it is considered one of the safest procedures available today.  You can opt for gastric band surgery in Koramangala as well.

How much weight can a gastric band help you lose?

Gastric banding surgery causes you to lose 0. 5 to 1 kilogram per week, resulting in a weight loss of 10 to 20 kilograms in six months.

How long do you stay in the hospital after getting a gastric band?

After this weight-loss surgery, you can stay at the hospital for upto three days. In four to six weeks, you will be able to resume your normal activities. However, to get the most out of your surgery, you'll need to make long-term lifestyle changes.

What is the impact of gastric banding on the digestive system?

Gastric banding has an impact on digestion as well. To restrict food intake, a silicone band with an inflatable inner collar is placed around the upper stomach. This results in a small pouch and a narrow passage leading to the lower stomach, which can only hold a small amount of food.

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