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Gastric Banding Surgery in C Scheme, Jaipur

Also known as bariatric surgery, gastric banding is the treatment for obesity to promote weight loss. After this surgery, the patient tends to feel full after eating less food. In this surgery, the stomach size is decreased to reduce food intake. Here, an inflatable band is placed above the stomach during the surgery.

Also known as bariatric surgery, gastric banding is the treatment for obesity to promote weight loss. After this surgery, the patient tends to feel full after eating less food. In this surgery, the stomach size is decreased to reduce food intake. Here, an inflatable band is placed above the stomach during the surgery.

Gastric Banding is approved for weight loss treatment by the food and drug administration. The inflatable band used in the surgery is also called a lap band, and it is a silicon device. Another similar procedure to gastric banding is Vertical Banded gastric banding. The difference between the two is vertical banded surgeries will have less weight loss.

What is the Procedure?

During the surgery, the surgeon at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur places the band above the stomach and a tube is attached to it. The tube will be visible with a port under the skin of an abdomen and the surgeon will inject a saline solution to inflate it. This is done in order to reduce the pouch of the stomach so the food intake will be less. The digestion in this procedure takes as usual without any malabsorption.

It is an outpatient procedure, which means the patient will go home on the same day. It is a minimally invasive surgery where it is carried out using a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a long narrow tube with a camera fitted. The patient will not be given any food from midnight before the surgery. You must also talk to your doctor about any additional rules that you may have to follow prior to the surgery. Some people will be able to resume their normal activities after the surgery, but it’s advisable to rest at least for a week.

What Should Your Diet Be After the Surgery?

After the surgery, for a few weeks, only the liquid diet is advisable. You can opt for vegetable purees and yoghurt for the first four weeks while after that soft food can be taken. You will be able to resume your normal diet after six weeks. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor.

Who is it for?

Usually, a person with a body mass index of 35 would be recommended for the surgery. The technology has greatly improved and the doctor recommends bariatric surgery for some individuals with a BMI of 30-35 if they are experiencing health complications because of the weight. However, the surgery will only be conducted if you have tried all other weight loss methods, such as diets and exercises and they haven’t worked for you.

Who Must Avoid The Surgery?

  • If you are able to lose weight via diets and physical activity
  • If certain medications you take will interfere with the procedure
  • The surgery is not recommended for people with drug or alcohol disorder
  • If the person is having psychiatric problems
  • If they do not understand the risk and benefits and are not able to adopt the changes.

What are the Benefits of Gastric Banding?

  • You will notice long term weight loss
  • The chances of any infections are less and therefore you will be able to improve the quality of life with weight loss
  • The risk of diabetes, blood pressure would be reduced, which would have been the outcome due to excess weight
  • The lifestyle would be changed and healthier
  • The band can be adjusted if the weight loss is not proper.

What are the Risks?

  • Some people experience an allergy or breathing problems
  • Some people can experience blood clots in the legs
  • The band can have some problems in very rare cases and should be removed.
  • The port gets shifted sometimes which give rise to additional surgery
  • The diet should be strictly followed otherwise you may gain the weight back

When to See a Doctor?

You must seek medical intervention at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur if;

  • You experience an injury to the stomach or intestine
  • Wound infection
  • If you face bowel blockage

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Remember, although it is a weight loss surgery, it completely depends on the individual as it becomes necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle after the surgery. For more information, don’t hesitate to speak with your doctor.

Why does the band feel tighter sometimes?

The reasons could be temperature, infections or menstruation. For more information, speak with your doctor.

What if I feel hungry and my weight is increasing?

This means the band has to be adjusted accordingly.

Can a person intake a fizzy drink or alcohol?

The sugar-free fizzy drink can be occasionally consumed. Alcohol is not at all advisable after surgery. You can speak with your doctor for more information.

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