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Gastric Banding Treatment & Diagnostics in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is a bariatric surgical treatment that helps in weight reduction. This procedure is meant for people who are extremely overweight or obese and have a body mass index above 30. This is an alternative if exercise and diet have not been effective. This procedure results in significant weight loss and also limits the food that you can eat.

During this surgery, a surgeon places a band around the upper stomach. This band creates a small pouch above the stomach that holds food. This band limits the amount of food you can consume by making you feel fuller with less food. After the surgery, the doctor can adjust the band to make the food pass faster or slower to the stomach. For further information, contact bariatric surgery hospitals near you.

What happens during gastric banding?

Before the surgery, you will be given general anesthesia. This is carried out as an outpatient procedure. The procedure is conducted with the help of a laparoscope. A laparoscope is an instrument that has a camera at one end. The procedure begins with the surgeon making one to five small incisions around the upper abdomen since it’s a minimally invasive surgery.Once the incisions are made, surgical instruments including the laparoscope are inserted into these incisions to perform the surgery.

The laparoscope will help the surgeon see inside the belly. Then the surgeon will use the instruments to place a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. This band will reduce the size of the stomach, thereby reducing the food intake. The surgeon will then attach a tube to this band that can be accessed through a port in the skin of the abdomen. Through this port, the surgeon will insert the saline solution into the tube, which will then inflate the tube.

Adjustments will be made to the band, and in the end, it will result in the creation of a small pouch above the actual stomach. This pouch will then reduce the size of the stomach, making the person feel fuller with less food. After the surgery is completed, you will be kept under observation for a few hours, and then you will be allowed to go home.

Who qualifies for a gastric banding?

Gastric banding is done to control the weight of a person. This will be recommended to a patient by a doctor or a surgeon when the person is obese or overweight. This is not a procedure that will be recommended to someone who has a low body mass index. A doctor might recommend it to someone who has a BMI between 30 and 35, if:

  • He/she is unable to lose weight even after diet and exercise
  • He/she has weight-related health complications

You will not be recommended gastric banding if:

  • You have drug-related problem
  • You have a psychiatric illness

For further information, contact bariatric surgery specialists near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why would you get a gastric banding?

This surgery helps a patient in reducing weight and along with it the risk of several obesity-linked diseases such as heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc. This procedure can also help in controlling blood sugar. Contact bariatric surgery doctors near you for more information.

What are the benefits?

There are several benefits of getting a gastric banding such as:

  • Effective weight control
  • Lower chances of getting weight-related diseases
  • Quicker recovery
  • Improved quality of life
  • No malabsorption

What are the risks?

Gastric banding has several risks such as:

  • Slower weight loss in comparison to other procedures
  • Problems with anesthesia
  • The band might have problems and cause erosion on the stomach 
  • The port might shift
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Infections
  • Bleeding





How long does gastric banding take?

The surgery lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes.

What will be the diet recommendation after the surgery?

You will be on a liquid diet for about 1 week, then move on to pureed foods for 3 weeks. After a month, you can eat semi-solid foods, and after 6 weeks you might be able to switch back to a normal diet.

How much weight can be lost in gastric banding?

On an average, about 40 to 60% of the excess weight can be reduced in gastric banding. But this depends on the individual.

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