Gastric Banding Surgery
GASTRIC BANDING SURGERY
Gastric Banding surgery (Lap band surgery) is one of the different bariatric surgery's techniques
Restrictive technique that reduces the size of the stomach and slows the passage of food. Digestion of food is not affected.
A lap band (adjustable in diameter) is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. Only a small amount of food is required to fill this pouch and a feeling of fullness occurs quickly. Based on the same principle as an hourglass, foods will pass through the stomach very slowly.
The only adjustable technique: Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery is linked to a port placed under the skin via a small tube. This Gastric Banding can be tightened or untightened by injecting liquid into the port, through the skin. Radiological monitoring is necessary during follow-up.
The Gastric Banding (or Lap band) can be removed through a new operation in the event of complications, lack of efficiency or at the patient's request.
Expected weight loss: About 40 to 60 % excess weight loss, corresponding to a weight loss of approximately 20 to 30 kg1. If the Gastric Banding (Lap band) is removed, weight is usually regained. (studies with 10 years follow-up).
Main operating time: about 15 minutes
Main length of hospital stay: 1, 2 days
All health facilities represented by France Surgery are recognized as Surgery Center of Excellence in obesity surgery by the EAC-BS European Accreditation Council for Bariatric Surgery.
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To find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of Bariatric surgery in France:
www.soffco.fr (French Society for Bariatric Surgery)
www.mangerbouger.fr (French National Nutrition Health Programme)
www.has-sante.fr (French National Health Autority)