Weight-loss results vary from person to person and is not guaranteed after surgery.
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Is Gastric Band Surgery Reversible?

Many people who are considering weight loss surgery are looking for a procedure that can be reversed. Some people want the option in case they don’t like the effects of the surgery. Others like the idea that the surgery can be reversed once they reach their target weight. If you want a reversible weight loss procedure, gastric band surgery is the right option for you. However, there are some good reasons not to have the procedure reversed unless it is absolutely necessary. Most weight loss procedures are permanent, even when the option of reversal is there. Read More

Getting Your Gastric Band Adjusted

One of the biggest differences between the gastric band and other weight loss surgeries is that the effects of the gastric band are adjustable. After having your private gastric band surgery, you will need to come back to the clinic to have your band adjusted to the right size.

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What Happens During Gastric Band Surgery?

A gastric band is one of the options for weight loss surgery. It works by reducing the size of your stomach so that it will take less food to make you feel full. Your appetite won’t change after you have laparoscopic surgery to fit a gastric band, but the amount of food you can eat comfortably will be reduced.

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Indications for Gastric Band Surgery

A gastric band is an effective way to lose as much as 50% of your excess weight. However, if you are contemplating gastric band surgery, it is important that this option for weight loss is right for you. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence, therefore, makes recommendations about the circumstances under which weight loss surgery is appropriate. If you meet the criteria for bariatric surgery, a gastric band is a less invasive option than a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, offering a shorter hospital stay and recovery period. Although it is essential that you are committed to weight loss before the operation, if a gastric band does not suit you, another advantage is that this bariatric procedure is reversible. Read More

 
 
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Weight-loss results vary from person to person and is not guaranteed after surgery.