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    Gastric Banding Abroad

    Treatment description

    What is gastric banding surgery?

    The adjustable gastric band has been used in bariatric surgery since 1985. The idea of ​​the procedure itself is an adjustable gastric band, which is a special belt designed to divide the stomach into two parts: an upper volume of about 25ml (the pouch), and a bottom part. The narrow passage between them makes the consumption of even small amounts of food make the pouch filled creating a feeling of satiety and appetite suppression. The band itself has a mechanism for adjusting the degree of tightening around the stomach. Is connected to a drain with a special port placed under the skin, usually below the left costal margin. Through this port the doctor by injecting a saline solution can regulate the degree of band clamping and thus affect the rate of body weight loss. The method is fully reversible, and although the assumption of an adjustable gastric band is to be permanent, it is always possible to remove it and restore the digestive tract to the state before the surgery.

    How does the surgery look like?

    The procedure performed completely laparoscopically, which significantly reduces perioperative injury, improves patient’s comfort after surgery and enables a faster return to full physical activity.

    The implantation of a gastric band requires regular check-ups. The first visit takes place 4-6 weeks after discharge from the hospital, and then every 3 months for the first 2 years, then every six months. Notably, in patients who fail to go to control visits the outcome is much worse. Therefore, this procedure is not recommended when the patient is unable to appear regularly for checks-ups.

    Indications for surgery

    The most important indications and criteria for surgical intervention for treatment of obesity are:

    BMI> 40

    BMI> 35 if you suffer from conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, anechoic dream team, etc.;

    Multiple failed attempts to lose weight by other methods than surgical;

    age 18-65;

    lack of co-morbid mental disorders (depression is NOT a contraindication)

    Prices

    The prices stated are estimates taken based on todays exchange rates of GBP and EUR. Upon dental consultation an exact quote will be given taking into consideration all details of the Patients treatment. The destination where you choose to receive your treatment small Affect the overall cost of your treatment. Go to Destinations to check prices from Particular city.

    Treatment time

    With an experienced surgeon the surgery may take 30 – 60 minutes.

    After treatment

    In case of vomiting after eating, indigestion or nausea, immediately stop eating and try to get something to drink (small sips). If in the next few hours you will get the impression that the fluid does not go down, you should contact your doctor.

    • You should see your doctor if you experience:
    • Repeated, frequent vomiting after meals
    • Pain at the catheter site with an accompanying fever, chills, etc.
    • Redness around the site of catheter insertion
    • Black, loose, foul-smelling stools
    • The sudden appearance of abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting
    • The impression of the ability to consume large amounts of food without feeling of satiety

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