Gastric Banding in Central Florida
Adjustable Weight Loss Solutions
The laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, more often known simply as the
band, is a bariatric procedure that divides the stomach into two portions—a
small, upper portion and larger, lower portion—with an inflatable
band. Because the upper stomach portion is dramatically reduced in size,
it helps promote feelings of fullness. This, in turn, typically leads
to decreased calorie consumption. The level of satiety depends on the
size of the opening between the upper stomach pouch and lower stomach
portion. This opening is gradually reduced in size over time with repeated
adjustments to the band itself.
If you’re interested in learning more about gastric banding, contact
East Coast Bariatrics. Our surgeons are extensively trained in all types
of bariatric procedures and we have more than 15 years of experience.
We provide personalized weight loss solutions, making it our mission to
help you take the first step to a healthier, happier future.
Reach out to our team today to learn more about gastric banding or any
of our other surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions.
What Are the Benefits of The Band?
There are many advantages to this popular weight loss procedure. Gastric
banding does not require the surgical reconfiguring of the intestines,
meaning recovery time is generally less than traditional gastric bypass surgery.
Some of the key advantages of gastric banding include:
- Can result in 40-50% excess weight loss
- Does not involve cutting of stomach/restructuring of intestines
- Typically involves a shorter hospital stay (usually less than 24 hours)
- Lowest rate of vitamin and/or mineral deficiency
- Lowest post-op complication and mortality rate
- Can be reversed and/or adjusted
That being said, gastric banding does carry with it its own set of downsides
as well. Some of the disadvantages of this procedure include a slower,
more gradual weight loss process, a greater chance of needing re-operation,
and the slight risk of band slippage or erosion. Our surgeons can help
you take a look at all the pros and cons of the Adjustable Gastric Band
and determine if this is the right solution for you.
Interested in gastric banding in Central Florida? Contact East Coast Bariatrics
today to discuss your options with our friendly and professional staff!