Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
Weight loss cannot be achieved in a day; it is a gradual process and even after the surgery a patient must follow a healthy diet to achieve the expected BMI. The Laparoscopic Gastric Band is used, to tie the stomach and reduce the food intake. This will result in gradual weight loss in a patient.
The Laparoscopic Gastric Band surgery is Minimal Invasive weight loss surgery. The doctor places an implant during the surgery which is a soft silicon ring with an expandable balloon in the centre. It is tied around the top part of the stomach, creating a two-compartment stomach. It is placed in order to restrict the food intake which further enhanced the weight loss process.
Why should I go under the knife?If a person is suffering from obesity and facing other health problems like diabetes, heart issues, osteoarthritis, and sleepapnea or at high blood pressure with a BMI greater than 40, then the doctor may suggest for Laparoscopic Gastric Banding.
Though the Laparoscopic Gastric Banding is a safe and a minimal invasive surgery, a doctor may not suggest this surgery if a patient is suffering from end stage cardiac issues, major psychiatric disorder, intestinal disorder or substance abuse.