Least Invasive Weight Loss Surgery or also known as gastric banding surgery is thought of as the least invasive weight loss surgery. It features laparoscopy process to put silicone ring at the top part of the gut. So, when silicone ring is squeezed, the stomach only able to digest a little portion of foods. Therefore, you can handle an ideal weight.
The Advantages of Least Invasive Weight Loss Surgery
A medical research at Stanford University in California that involved more than 150,000 gastric banding patients reported that gastric banding surgery caused fewer complications than open surgery. This study indicates that gastric bypass is significantly safer. Since the procedure isn’t complex as open surgery, patients may save more cash to pay the bills.
Gastric banding surgery only cuts little part of the stomach, so the danger of getting disease or complications during and following the surgery could be minimized. The patients won’t suffer a lot of pains from surgical wounds. That little wound will heal fast and patients can return to their usual activities immediately.
Gastric banding surgery criteria
Everyone, actually, is qualified to perform gastric banding operation. However, there are just a few special cases that physicians would indicate gastric bypass to patients with no hesitant. They include:
- Patients with body mass index of 35 and having other associated issues like diabetes.
- Patients with body mass index of 40 or more and with the prime illness.
Gastric Banding Side Effects
Though it’s the least invasive weight loss surgery, it doesn’t mean it’s free of side effects. Patients may feel nausea and vomiting after the operation. The symptoms can be relieved by adjusting the tightness of silicone band. Minor bleeding and illnesses might happen to gastric bypass patients, but the possibility is less than 10% for them to occur.
Kinds of gastric banding Operation
- The surgeons will put a silicone band around the gut. Then they are going to fix the top area of the gut which isn’t squeezed by the ring to a little pouch.
- The surgeons will reduce over half of your tummy. The process could be minimally-invasive or an open operation.
Although gastric banding weight reduction surgery is relatively secure and considered that the least invasive weight loss surgery, you still should have through advice from your physicians concerning the operation and its consequences to your well-being.