Laproscopic gastric band surgery

GASTRIC BANDING FOR WEIGHT LOSS


Our experienced bariatric surgeons specialise in minimally invasive weight-loss surgery, including gastric banding

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What is gastric band surgery?

A lap band, also known as a gastric band, works by reducing the amount of food you eat. The procedure involves placing an adjustable silicone ring around the top of your stomach to create a small pouch. This pouch restricts the amount of food that can pass through to your stomach and helps you to feel full faster.

Being overweight can increase your risk of serious conditions including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. If your body mass index (BMI) is over 35, your consultant may recommend laparoscopic banding surgery to help you lose weight and improve your overall health.

Need to know

The operation is done under general anaesthetic, meaning you'll be asleep. Your surgeon will make a few small cuts on your abdomen and use tiny surgical instruments along with a special operating telescope to guide them during the operation. These small cuts are then closed with stitches.
Your consultant will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have.

They'll let you know how to prepare, including any special dietary requirements in the days leading up to your procedure. Because you'll be having general anaesthetic, they'll also let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand.

Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
You'll usually be cared for in hospital overnight after your procedure. Your consultant will let you know what to expect and tell you when you can get back to your normal routine.

They'll also explain your dietary restrictions, including if and for how long you should stick to a liquid diet. You may need to return in a few weeks to have your band tightened. The band can be removed once you've achieved your target weight loss.

On average, people can lose between 50-65% of their excess weight within two years of having a lap band. Regular exercise and healthy eating habits will help to improve your results.
Hospital stay and procedure

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Laproscopic gastric band surgery Consultants

Professor Ameet G Patel

Professor Ameet G Patel

General Surgery

Mr Sasindran Ramar

Mr Sasindran Ramar

General Surgery

Professor Samer Humadi

Professor Samer Humadi

General Surgery

Dr Krishna Moorthy

Dr Krishna Moorthy

General Surgery

Our Laproscopic gastric band surgery locations

The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.