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Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery

What is Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery?

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is surgery to make the stomach smaller. It is done to help people lose weight. The surgery limits the amount of food the stomach can hold. This helps you eat less and feel full more quickly.

Advantages of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

  • Limits the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time. 
  • Average of 30-40% excess weight loss at one year. 
  • Fewer alterations to the gastrointestinal anatomy than other procedures.

Disadvantages of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

  • Frequent post-operative visits for adjustments. 
  • May not provide the necessary feeling of satisfaction that you have had enough to eat. 
  • Discuss general surgical risks with your surgeon.

Additional Considerations for Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

Your success with adjustable gastric band surgery will depend greatly on your involvement in an exercise program and adherence to nutritional guidelines after surgery. You play a critical role in the long-term success of your surgery, which is not a quick fix but a tool on your path to a healthier life.

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