Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Single Incision Surgery

Gastric Band Surgery

What is it?

  • An inflatable silicone band that is placed around the top part of the stomach, creating a pouch.

How does it work?

  • The band restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.
  • Attached to the band is a port which is placed just under the skin. The port can be accessed with a needle to inflate or deflate the band after surgery.

Why is it good?

  • Quick and simple procedure
  • No permanent changes to the stomach
  • Can be removed
  • Low operative risk

Why might it not be good?

  • Commitment to follow-up needed to achieve good results
  • A number of consultations required to inflate the band to the optimum level
  • A small number of people do not lose weight

What are the risks?

  • Band erosion (5%) - movement of the band from outside stomach to inside
  • Band slippage (5%) - movement of the band down the stomach
  • Port related problems (10%)
  • Band infection (2%)
  • Perforation of stomach (0.001%)

What results can I expect?

  • Excess weight loss (50%)

What do I need to do?

  • Be committed to work with the band
  • Follow dietary advice
  • Keep your follow-up appointments to ensure your band restriction is achieved and maintained
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Care After Surgery A personalised service, where your aftercare is provided and overseen by your surgeon, directly.
Our Mission To offer patients the best options for their care, secure in the knowledge they are in safe hands.
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