What is Gastric Banding?
It is a surgically implanted device used to help a
person lose weight. In a surgical procedure, a band
is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating
a small pouch that can hold only a small amount of food.
The narrowed opening between the stomach pouch and the
rest of the stomach controls how quickly food passes
from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach. The
system helps the patient eat less by limiting the amount
of food that can be eaten at one time and increasing
the time it takes for food to be digested. Gastric Lap
Band Surgery is an effective way of fat reduction in
those especially who have almost no chance of fat reduction
in any other way.
Gastric Banding Procedure:
The placement of the band that is the Gastric Lap Band
creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach which
holds approximately 50mls. This pouch 'fills' with food
quickly and the passage of food from the top to the
bottom of the stomach is slowed. As the upper part of
the stomach believes it is 'full' the message to the
brain is that the stomach is full and this sensation
helps the person to eat smaller portions, eat less and
therefore lose weight over time.
During gastric banding, a silicone band is placed around
the upper stomach creating a small reservoir and a restricted
passage to the lower stomach. The average length of
surgery is about 2 hours.
The band is inflated /adjusted via a small access port
placed just under the skin subcutaneous. Radio opaque
isotonic solution or saline is introduced into the band
via the port. A specialist needle is used to avoid damage
to the port membrane. The port may be placed in varying
positions - surgeon's preference - and may or may not
be sutured in place. Ports vary in design and according
to which one the many band manufacturers choose to include.
As the fluid is introduced the pressure around the outside
of the stomach increases and in turn this decreases
the size of the 'hole' that the food is able to pass.
Thus, and increased restriction is produced and experienced
by the patient.
Advantages of Gastric Banding:
# Reduce stomach volume to about 30 ml.
# Reversal of diseases like type II diabetes
# Recovery from sleep apnea.
# Recovery from High blood pressure
# Recovery from Diabetes
Side Effects of Gastric Banding or Lap Band:
# Abdominal pain
# Slippage of the band
Who can go for Gastric Banding?
Only the people satisfying all the features or majority
of them are treated with a Gastric banding by the Doctors:
# Ones having Body Mass Index above 40
# Those who are 100 pounds/45 kg or more over
their estimated ideal
# Age between 18 and 55 years
# Failure of dietary or weight-loss drug therapy
for more than one year
# History of obesity (generally 5 years or more)
# Comprehension of the risks and benefits of
the procedure and willingness to comply with the substantial
lifelong dietary restrictions required for long term
# Acceptable operative risk.
Who can't go for the treatment?
# If the surgery or treatment represents an
unreasonable risk to the patient.
# Untreated glandular diseases such as hypothyroidism.
# Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal
tract such as ulcers, esophagitis or Crohn's disease.
# Severe cardiopulmonary diseases or other conditions
which may make them poor surgical candidates in general.
# An allergic reaction to materials contained
in the band or who have exhibited pain intolerance to
# Dependency on alcohol or drugs.
# Mentally retarded or emotionally unstable people.
Apollo Hospitals are well-known for its expertise in
Gastric Banding treatments and Gastric Lap Band Surgeries.
The Hospitals with their High quality treatments are
at par to international standards. They treat deformities,
injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements.
Gastric Banding and Gastric Lap Band Surgeries are quite
familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.
(In US $)
(In US $)
|1) Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
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- Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
- 1 US $ = INR 45
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