Laparoscopic gastric banding
Gastric banding requires no stapling or intestinal rerouting – making it the safest and least invasive obesity surgery available. And because it’s noninvasive, it’s performed as an outpatient procedure at Goshen Hospital. Gastric banding also has the lowest complication rate of any surgical option, including the risk of malnutrition.
How gastric banding works
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding system is an inflatable silicone band that is placed laparoscopically around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small gastric pouch. By creating a new, tiny gastric pouch, the system limits the amount of food your stomach holds at any time. Additionally, it slows digestion, so you continue to feel full for several hours. In turn, that reduces your urge to eat between meals.
With this procedure, you can expect to lose approximately 42 percent of excess weight within a year after your surgery. The treatment, however, has disadvantages to consider. Most patients experience slower initial weight loss than with other weight loss procedures. Weight loss tends to stabilize after 60 months. Also, regular follow-up visits are critical to ensure the best possible results.
Weight loss options
We understand you have a lot to think about when taking such a big step to unveil the real you. And we know that gastric banding may not be the best solution for everyone. That’s why we’re here to guide you through this life-changing process. Our team of weight loss experts at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction can determine the weight loss plan that’s right for you. Plus, we give you all the time you need to help you make the best possible choice.
To learn more, attend one of our free Center for Weight Reduction seminars or order our free resource packet.
For more information about Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction, call (877) 566-4660.
* Weight loss results may vary.