If you’ve been considering bariatric procedures, read on to learn about gastric banding surgery. Before and after pictures featured here on LocateADoc.com can also help you feel informed about your options so that you make sound decisions about this type of weight loss surgery.
Gastric banding is one of the least invasive bariatric surgeries. Instead of surgically altering the stomach, an inflatable band is used to squeeze the stomach into two chambers. The restriction causes the body to process food slower and restricts the amount of food you can take in one meal. The result is rapid weight loss.
Because a laparoscope is used to aid in microsurgery, patients also recover more quickly than with other types of bariatric surgery. This procedure is also reversible. However, there are risks such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and malnutrition. Some patients experience vomiting within the first few weeks after surgery.
How should I prepare for gastric banding surgery?
- Talk to your general practitioner about whether this is the right course of action for your goals
- You may need to prepare for surgery with a special diet
- Talk to a nutritionist about how to create a healthy post-surgery diet
Now that you know more about your bariatric options, gastric banding surgery before and after pictures from LocateADoc.com can help you feel more prepared for a conversation with a surgeon. Browse our profiles today to find a practice or gastric banding doctors in your area.
Peter C. LePort, M.D.
Fountain Valley, CA
David G. Davtyan, MD, FACS, FICS
Troy M. Glembot, M.D.
Fouad Hachem, MD, FACS
36 year old, Female
Junction City, KS
Elizabeth Dovec, MD
Thomas Umbach, MD, FACS
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- Avg. Cost: $25000
- Candidate: BMI of 40 or higher
- Length: 2 hours
- Treatment: One
- Results: Permanent but reversable
- Back to Work: 3-6 weeks