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Gastric band Overview (what is gastric band)
This is a procedure undertaken to lose weight. It is strongly suggested that you undertake this surgery only if you have had a detailed discussion with your doctor over it. This surgery requires the surgeon to make certain incisions on the stomach and turn it into a pouch that can only take an ounce of food at one time. This is done by implanting a band around it that may be adjusted later on.
This is usually suggested by doctors when the patient is unable to lose any weight by alternative and simpler methods and it is impacting his health is a very negative way.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for Gastric band Procedure?
You will be an ideal candidate for this surgery if your BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeds 40 or is above 35, but contrary, you are suffering from a disease or a condition that utterly requires you to cut down on a few kilograms, for instance, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Apart from the above, if you wish to lose some weight and revise your lifestyle in order to be healthier and fitter, and are fit for this surgery, you may undergo it.
Check out the Patient Testimonial, where the patient shares about their success stories from treatments through Cosmetic and Obesity Surgery hospital India.
Hi, my name is Megan Smith from UK. I underwent gastric band in India through Cosmetic and Obesity Surgery Hospital India. My weight began to creep up by the age of 25, after having two children and despite the numerous attempts to lose weight, I got heavier by each decade. I visited my GP several times and was encouraged to lose weight through diet. But all of these attempts failed and then I came to know about gastric band surgery.Since the wait list in the UK was long so I went online searching for the surgery abroad. I came to your website and after contacting them I gave my consent to get my surgery in India. I was impressed with the world class facilities at the hospital. I met my surgeon at the hospital who explained me about the surgery and this helped me ward off my anxieties and worries. My surgery went well. The nurses were very compassionate and caring. Personally, the restriction of the band has made me feel more liberated. I would like to extend my gratitude to my surgeons, nurses and hospital staff for the hospitality and comfort they showcased and surpassed all my expectations. I will definitely recommend Cosmetic and Obesity Surgery Hospital India to all my friends looking for any kind of treatment.
Gastric band Procedure & Recovery & Effectiveness
The preparation for the surgery begins about one to two weeks prior to the surgery wherein you will be asked to keep your calorie and carbohydrate intake substantially low. The patient is first given some anesthesia before the operation that begins with the surgeon making a few cuts into the stomach. This is done to accommodate an adjustable band into the belly. The effect of this band once squeezed is that it will ensure that your food intake is limited to about an ounce for that’s all your stomach will be able to take.
Another device is also placed below the skin that is connected to the silicon back with a help of a plastic tube. To change or adjust the size of the band from time to time, saline (sterile salt water) is accordingly removed or injected into the skin. While injecting saline water will tighten the band, removing it will loosen it.
Why Opting Gastric band is necessary?
This surgery is a great option that is available to the patients who are fit to undergo this procedure. It is most effective and required when losing weight is an absolute necessity due to an illness or ailment.
Why to choose an Indian Hospital for your Gastric band?
The Gastric band in India reviews are written by previous customers in India shows that this is quite often and normally performed in India. Further, this surgery is much more affordable in India when compared to other countries with similar procedures and quality of services. Last but not the least, the ultimate Free Consultation Gastric band in India to the patients by some of the hospitals is remarkable.
Gastric band Cost in India
Gastric band in India is performed at a very low cost for the patients. In addition to the efficiency and commitment that the Indian doctors do their job with is worth recognition and something that you must make use of since it is at your disposal.
Before and After
If you are really seeking for Gastric Band, kindly fill up the form for a free consultation by our surgeons. You will be provided with thorough analysis and suggestions regarding the Gastric Band you are seeking for.
Cosmetic and Obesity Surgery Hospital India offers the highest quality medical services and has world class facilities that boast the economical pricing, top notch hospitals and robust infrastructures. Our hospital has connections with the best cosmetic and obesity surgery hospitals at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and other places in India. Here we have associations with well trained, qualified and experienced cosmetic and obesity surgeons who understand the needs of the patients well. They provide cosmetic and obesity treatment to their patients at a low cost. Many medical tourists who have visited India to undergo different procedures for both the cosmetic and obesity surgery are highly impressed with the commitment to quality medical services and cheaper pricing.
Weight loss results following gastric band surgery vary. The national average weight loss is 50% of the excess body weight over an 18-24 month period.
Weight loss following placement of a gastric band continues for 18-24 months and is generally slower than other bariatric procedures. Band fills will be undertaken at stages following placement to ensure the band is adjusted to meet individual patient needs.
You are normally expected to stay overnight for this type of procedure, however, if it is clinically necessary for you to stay in longer, then this will be explained to you by our clinical team.
Most people are able to return to work after 2-3 weeks depending on the kind of work you do. If you work in heavy manual labour, you may require a little longer.
There is no evidence to suggest that nutritional supplements are required, but many patients choose to take a good quality multivitamin for the first few weeks after surgery. If you are eating a small, varied and healthy diet you should remain nutritionally stable in the long term.
You will be encouraged to exercise following surgery, gradually increasing your activity over two weeks. Exercise is an important part of your recovery – it will help relieve the symptoms of ‘trapped wind’, reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs (DVT), help increase weight loss by increasing metabolism and help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Exercise will also help support your joints and improve your final physique. Exercise such as walking in the first two weeks can be increased gradually until you are exercising for 30 minutes three or four times a week.
You should not drive for ten days post operatively (DVLA policy). You can drive after that time if you can safely carry out an emergency stop. Ask your insurance company for advice if you have any doubts.
The aim of any weight loss treatment is to help individuals change eating habits and lifestyle to improve health and quality of life in the long-term. It is important to take this opportunity to make changes, as reverting to a grazing or poor quality food choices may result in regaining weight or less successful weight loss.
Many people with pre-existing medical conditions undergo treatment/surgery. Some medical conditions associated with increased body weight, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnoea, hyperlipidaemia and high blood pressure, can improve following weight loss and therefore treatment/surgery can help. It is vital that you inform the specialist nurse and your doctors of any investigations or treatments you are receiving to ensure all tests and investigations are completed before proceeding as this will best ensure your safety and reduce the risks associated with surgery.
A ‘fill’ is carried out by inserting a needle through your skin into the port which is placed in your upper abdomen close to your rib cage. It can be uncomfortable, but should not be painful.
The placement of the band puts pressure on the nerves at the top of your stomach, which sends signals to your brain to indicate that your stomach is full. Some people do experience hunger until the band is fully adjusted. The band is an aid to weight reduction and should be used as one of a number of approaches to weight loss and maintaining a small, healthy and varied diet will give the best results.
You will liaise very closely with our in house dietetics team who will give you a specific diet plan tailored to your individual needs after your surgery.
You will have five very small scars equally spaced across your upper abdomen. The skin is closed with either soluble stitches or surgical glue. Wounds are generally covered for one week following which dressings can be taken off. Wounds should be healed within two to three weeks and scars fade over time.
We would suggest that alcohol is avoided for the first six to eight weeks of the ‘weaning’ period immediately following your surgery. Many people enjoy an alcoholic beverage and there is no reason why it should be completely avoided, but alcohol should be consumed in moderation. It is recommended that women should have no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, and men to have no more than 21 units of alcohol per week. However, alcohol is high in calories and therefore reducing consumption can assist in weight loss. Following bariatric surgery, you will find that alcohol is absorbed into your blood stream much more rapidly, you may feel intoxicated much quicker as there is less food to absorb the alcohol in your stomach.
Gastric band surgery has been available for many years in different forms. Developments in band production have ensured that they have longevity.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a technique that allows surgery to be performed without the long traditional incision (cut). By using multiple small incisions, each between 5- 15mm long, the surgeon inserts instruments including a tiny camera. The camera allows the surgeon to view the surgery on a screen and view the operating field more clearly?
Bariatric surgery is never carried out with the intention of reversing the procedure. Band removal is only carried out when clinically necessary. Patients must make a lifelong commitment to their band to help achieve a successful outcome.
The cost for this procedure is quite cheaper compared to the cost for the same in the US and UK. To know the exact charges for this surgery in India, fill up our free consultation form.
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