Gastric banding is one of the most popular & widely used bariatric procedure. Our surgeons at Obesityhyd are extensively trained and experienced in performing gastric banding surgery. Along with gastric banding participating in our comprehensive weight loss program gives you long term sustainable results.
What is Gastric Banding & How it works?
Gastric banding surgery is a popular restrictive bariatric surgery and is one of the least invasive surgery for weight loss. The procedure involves placing a specially designed band/implant, around the upper portion of the stomach. It effectively creates a stomach with two connected compartments, with a smaller upper portion and larger bottom portion. A person eats enough food only to fill the top part of the stomach. After the surgery, the food passes slowly through the smaller upper portion into the remainder of the stomach during digestion.
How Effective is Gastric Banding?
Due to the band placed on the upper portion of the stomach, the stomach gets compartmentalized and looks like an hour glass with a small passage between upper and lower portions of the stomach.
Being smaller in size the upper compartment of the stomach can only hold small amounts of food. Along with this, the band slows down the movement of food between upper and lower portions of the stomach. Because of this during your, meals you will full faster and eat less resulting in a steady weight loss over time.
Am I a Candidate for Gastric banding?
If you are significantly overweight or morbidly obese and suffering from obesity related health complications, you may consult our surgeons for your bariatric surgery options. Upon careful evaluation of your medical history & your requirements, our bariatric specialists will suggest the best possible bariatric surgery options for you. We have other popular bariatric procedures including Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastric Sleeve Surgery & Mini Bypass Surgery to choose from.
If you are considering gastric banding surgery in Hyderabad and to know if you are a suitable candidate for it, please contact us.