Gastric Band Surgery is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which an adjustable Silastic (silicone) band, is placed laparoscopically around the upper stomach to create a small pouch with a narrowed outlet. The gastric band restricts the top of the stomach so that it becomes full on a smaller amount of food, and empties more slowly thereby relieving hunger.

Developed by a noted New Jersey physician, gastric band surgery has been performed for over ten years and is widely utilized throughout US and the world since 2001.
Gastric Band Surgery

Advantages of Gastric Banding

  • Increased vitamin and mineral retention for patients
  • No dumping or anemia
  • No cutting or stapling of the stomach
  • Faster recovery time than other types of Bariatric Outpatient Surgery (7-10 days)
  • Can be adjusted in the office, however it is recommended under fluoroscopy
  • Reversible with restoration of the normal stomach anatomy

Disadvantages of Gastric Banding

  • Risk of band slipping, leaking or eroding in the stomach
  • Possible increase in Reflux Disease (heartburn)
  • Slower weight loss than Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Less extensive weight loss

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