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Obesity

Gastric Banding

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band has been used in Australia for over a decade. It is the safest, most minimally invasive weight loss surgical procedure. It is often referred to as either the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band or the LapBand.  It consists of a silicone band connected to a port via silicone tubing. The port is placed under the skin of the abdomen and allows the band to be adjusted to suite the patients individual needs for appetite control.

How does it work?

The gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach using keyhole surgery, to create a small pouch above the band. The effect is to suppress your appetite and help you adhere to smaller portions. By reducing your calories you will lose weight.

Gastric banding allows the patient to:

  • Feel satisfied when eating less food (satiated)
  • Reduce hunger between meals
  • Reduce the urge to have large helpings and to snack       between meals

Food is no longer the focus it once was. You are in-control of your eating, rather than eating controlling you.

Why chose Gastric banding?:

  • Safest weight loss procedure
  • Minimally invasive; no cutting or stapling
  • Adjustable:  to maintain  satiety
  • Reversible

On average patient’s lose between 40 to 60% of their excess weight and is considered a more moderate weight loss surgical procedure.

To find out more about weight loss by using the gastric band or to find out if it’s right for you, contact us today.

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