Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band is similar to gastric banding procedure but the silicone band which is used in this surgery is adjustable and is adjusted at regular intervals during the weight loss procedure. The surgery is recommended to people with high obesity and who are unable to move or take even a step on their own.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band: Procedure
At BLK, we do not go for surgery in haste; all the precautionary measures are taken before going ahead with the procedure. After doing all the necessary tests and taking in account all the health issues of the patients, the doctor will give a green signal. The surgeon will administer local anaesthesia for the laparoscopic procedure. The surgery is conducted by making a small cut (1.25 cm to 0.5 cm) through which a laparoscopic camera is inserted through which the band is tied around the stomach.
How will the band induce weight loss process?
The objective is to not let patient eat lot which will help in losing weight.
Why is weight loss surgery sometimes not advisable:
If going in for weight loss surgery one has to be cautious about related health issues.The patient might have to go through certain tests and if the following are part of his health issues, then the surgery may not be recommended:
Drug or alcohol addiction
- Any possible allergies to the silicon band
- Thyroid issues
- Last stages of any organ failure or disease