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Gastric Band Procedure for Weight Loss

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Bariatric Weight-Loss Procedures
Gastric Band

The gastric band procedure, also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery option available at BASS Bariatric Surgery Center. It is designed to help patients achieve long-term weight loss and improve their overall health.

How Gastric Band Works

The gastric band is a silicone band that is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, leading to a feeling of fullness with smaller portions. The band is adjustable and can be tightened or loosened as needed to optimize weight loss.

Benefits of Gastric Band Surgery

  • Effective Weight Loss: The gastric band procedure can help patients achieve significant weight loss over time. The amount of weight loss varies for each individual, but many patients experience a gradual and steady reduction in excess weight.
  • Reversibility and Adjustability: One advantage of the gastric band is its adjustability. The band can be tightened or loosened in a simple office procedure, allowing for personalized adjustments to optimize weight loss. Additionally, the gastric band is reversible, meaning it can be removed if necessary.
  • Minimally Invasive: Gastric band surgery is performed laparoscopically, using small incisions. This minimally invasive approach reduces the risk of complications, promotes faster recovery, and results in smaller scars compared to open surgery.
  • Short Hospital Stay: Most patients undergoing gastric band surgery can expect a shorter hospital stay compared to other weight loss procedures. Typically, patients are discharged within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.

The Gastric Band Journey

At BASS Bariatric Surgery Center, we understand that weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive support throughout your gastric band journey:

  • Initial Consultation: Schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced bariatric surgeons. They will evaluate your health, discuss your weight loss goals, and determine if the gastric band procedure is suitable for you.
  • Pre-operative Preparation: Our team will guide you through the pre-operative preparation process, which may include dietary changes, physical activity recommendations, and medical evaluations. This preparation period is crucial to ensure a successful surgery and optimize post-operative outcomes.
  • Gastric Band Placement: The gastric band procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will use minimally invasive techniques to place the adjustable band around the upper part of your stomach.
  • Post-operative Care: After surgery, our team will provide comprehensive post-operative care instructions to facilitate your recovery. This includes dietary guidelines, activity recommendations, and regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
  • Ongoing Support: We believe that ongoing support is key to long-term success. Our dedicated team will provide continuous support and guidance throughout your weight loss journey. This includes nutrition counseling, lifestyle modifications, and assistance with any concerns or questions that may arise.

Is Gastric Band Right for You?

The gastric band procedure may be a suitable option for individuals who have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It is generally recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40, although each case is evaluated individually.

To determine if gastric band surgery is the right choice for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced bariatric surgeons. They will assess your specific needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and help you make an informed decision about your weight loss journey.

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