Laparoscopic – Gastric Band

Laparoscopic – Gastric Band

Gastric Band

Popularly referred to as a “Laparoscopic”

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What is a Gastric Band?

The gastric band that is adjustable by laparoscopic is a balloon that can be adjusted which is placed on the stomach's outside at the highest point. It forms a pouch with a limited size that limits the amount of food you are able to consume without feeling uncomfortable full. If you eat food, the food goes through the cardiac sphincter, the valve located at the top of your stomach. The pouch then gets filled and you'll feel full and satisfied in a short time. The food is then slowly moved beyond the constriction caused by the gastric band to the stomach's main. When food is in the main portion of the stomach, it is digested as normal.

The gastric band will be adjusted every six weeks following your surgery to make sure that it's encircling your stomach properly.

The gastric band is located in a position just below the junction between the stomach and oesophagus. After the gastric pouch has been filled with air, it will create a distinct stomach pouch that is above the main portion that is the stomach. The size, or capacity of the new stomach pouch is roughly the same as a swallow of food. When the band is in operation it forces people to chew their food extremely well and will take a long time between swallowing mouthfuls. When a mouthful has been absorbed by the new stomach pouch to the band, a second mouthful of food is taken. If food isn't taken in a proper manner, it will not pass through the band quickly. If food particles are swallowed too quickly , the food may get pushed back into the oesophagus, and the patient will experience painful gripping pains and need to swallow the food. Video animations of this band illustrates the mechanism behind its action.

The gastric band is done laparoscopically and requires less than an hour to perform.

There will be some minor bruises however you will be capable of walking around after a few hours and feel at ease the next day. The region where the valve or port is situated, beneath the the left ribcage is a little more painful than other wounds. This is normal and typically controlled by painkillers.

After gastric banding, a person could expect to lose around 50 percent in excess weight. Thus, if they weighed 20 stone prior to surgery, while their goal weight was to be around 10 stone, they would lose the majority from their weight. their weight will fall lower from 20 to 15 stones in one year following surgery. Patients who are able to alter their eating habits completely to stay away from foods that are with high levels of sugar and fat will lose more weight and those who are unable to eliminate these food items are likely to lose weight.

The gastric band demands more effort than a gastric bypass or sleeve-gastrectomy in the long run to ensure that weight loss is sustained. Since there aren't any significant hormonal changes that affect appetite or food preferences , maintenance of weight loss after the gastric band will require more control over oneself.

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