Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Procedure is usually performed through small incisions in the tummy using a camera. This minimally invasive surgery usually results in less discomfort and time off.
During the 30-45 minute procedure, a Gastric Band, much like a wristwatch, is fastened around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. In addition to the band, an access port, connected by tubing, is placed in the abdomen wall. This port allows for the size of the band to be increased or decreased with saline.
The Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Procedure does not involve cutting or stapling of the stomach or intestines, providing the option to reverse the treatment.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Procedure was first introduced to Australia in 1994. Since then, it has become the most widely used weight control procedure in the country. In 2010, 11,000 procedures were performed in Australia and 650,000 procedures have been performed worldwide.
The Gastric Banding Procedure is a proven weight loss solution.
The Laparoscopic Gastric Band assists weight loss and weight control in two ways:
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