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Gastric Banding Treatment & Diagnostics in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is a surgical obesity treatment, as it helps in weight reduction. These kinds of weight loss surgeries are commonly known as bariatric surgeries. This process is done on significantly overweight or obese people and has a body mass above 30. This is an alternative if exercise and diet have not been effective on that person. This procedure results in significant weight loss and also limits the food that you can eat. 

In this surgery, the 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 quicker or slower to the stomach. For further information, contact bariatric surgery in hospitals near you.

What Happens in Gastric Banding?

Before the surgery, you will be given general anesthesia. You will be asleep during the procedure. This procedure is carried out as an outpatient procedure. The process is minimally invasive. The standard procedure is conducted with the help of a laparoscope. A laparoscopy is an instrument that has a camera in the end. The process 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 done, the surgical instruments, including the laparoscope, are inserted into these incisions to help 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, therefore 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. The surgeon will insert the saline solution into the pipe through this port, inflating 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, hence, reducing the food intake. 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 the doctor or the surgeon when the person is obese or overweight, thereby having a body mass index above 35. 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 to 35, if:

  • They are unable to lose weight even after diet and exercise
  • They have complications that derive from them being overweight

You will not be recommended gastric banding if:

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

For further information, contact bariatric surgery specialists near you.

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Why Would You Get a Gastric Banding?

This surgery helps the patient reduce the weight and the risk of several diseases which are caused due to weight-related problems like heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc. This procedure can also help in controlling the blood sugar of a person. Contact bariatric surgery doctors near you for more information.

Benefits of Gastric Banding

There are several benefits of getting a gastric banding:

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

Risks of Gastric Banding

Gastric banding has several risks:

  • 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

Contact bariatric surgery hospitals near Delhi for more knowledge about the procedure.





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 one week, then move onto pureed foods for three weeks. After a month, you can eat semi-solid foods, and after six weeks, you might be able to switch back to a regular diet.

How much weight can be lost in gastric banding?

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

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