Gastric banding surgery is one of a series of several different weight loss surgical procedures. The surgery itself involves the insertion of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, which is a surgical device that consists of a thin, hollow silicone rubber ring accompanied by a small tube. The ring, when inserted into a small incision and fitted around the stomach, restricts the amount of food and caloric intake, allowing patients to feel fuller more quickly and consume fewer calories, aiding in weight loss. The tube includes a small port that is positioned just below the skin that can be used to fill the ring with saline and increase the amount of food and caloric restriction.
The laparoscopic surgery takes only about an hour and is performed with the patient asleep under general anesthesia. Between one and five small incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen and the surgeon inserts a small camera and surgical instruments into the abdominal cavity in order to correctly place the adjustable silicone band. Patients are often sent home the same day after the procedure and are able to work few days later.
Within the first year, our patients lose about 50 percent of their excess weight, which amounts to more than 100 pounds on average. Most patients lose about five to 10 pounds a month, depending on their diet and exercise regimens.Some patients experience a weight loss of two to three pounds a week, but one to two pounds a week is more likely. Twelve to eighteen months after the operation, weekly weight loss is usually less. Potential results, weight loss expectations and beneficial side effects can be discussed in further detail during your initial surgical consultation.
Gastric band placement is only recommended in cases of severe obesity, when the body-mass index (BMI) is 35 or above, or over 30 if there are other obesity-related problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea.
- All transfers – Airport, Hotel, Clinic.
- 4 nights at a 5* Hotel on a full board basis
- Pre-operative tests
- The anaesthetics
- The surgeons
- Compression garment
- Personal assistant
- New sim card
- The stay at the clinic
- Care by a nurse at the hotel throughout your stay
Extra personal expenses
Ring Gastric – general anesthesia
Duration – 1 hour
Hospital stay – 2/ 3 nights
Hotel stay – 4 nights
Back to work – 7 to 10 days
Ring gastric – 2800£
Ring Gastric FAQ
Do gastric bands work?
Gastric banding is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to decrease stomach size and reduce food intake. The band creates a small stomach pouch above it, with the rest of the stomach below.
How many ounces can you eat after gastric sleeve?
At first, you will have to eat small amounts frequently (two to four ounces at a time and aim for six meals per day). Eventually, you will be able to eat four to six meals of four ounces each. Eat slowly. It should take 30 minutes to eat/drink four ounces (1/2 cup).
Can a gastric band be removed?
Lap band surgery (laparoscopic gastric banding) is surgery to help people lose weight. A gastric band creates a small pouch in the stomach. Surgery to remove a band might be done because the band didn’t work as well as expected. In some cases, a band is removed because it slipped or eroded.