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Gastric Band Surgery

March 5, 2013


gastric band surgeryWeight loss can be a challenging problem that often seems insurmountable. For those who are clinically obese, the trial and error of traditional diets can be discouraging. Fortunately, other methods are available for those who must lose significant amounts of weight. Gastric Band Surgery has helped thousands of patients return to a normal weight range with lasting results. Current surgical procedures are minimally invasive and offer a high degree of safety.

The Gastric Band Procedure

The gastric band procedure is done under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen, into which he inserts instruments and a tiny camera to visualize the inside structures. He then inserts a band made of medically approved material around the upper portion of the stomach, to make a small pouch. This allows the patient to feel full with very small amounts of food, facilitating weight loss. Adjustable bands allow the expanding…

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