Banded Gastric Bypass
The banded gastric bypass surgery is conducted with the laparoscopic banding procedure to help with the weight loss. The silicone band needs to be placed circling the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch that can hold food. The surgical procedure includes small cuts to the stomach for placing the adjustable band. This results in the stomach getting pressed which can hold only small amount of food. The purpose is to limit your food intake and making you feel fuller with small amount of food.
How It Works
The banded gastric bypass involves the placement of inflatable band around the upper area of stomach that separates the stomach into two sections. The band can be adjusted (loosened or tightened) as required to improve weight loss and reduce side effects. The band is controlled with the access port under the abdomen skin. However, the procedure can be reversed if required, and the stomach returns to its usual size over a brief span of time.
Gastric banding surgery is recommended to people with severe obesity, when the body-mass index (BMI) is over 35. The surgery usually leads to the weight loss of about 35% to 45% but it varies widely. This procedure provides effective weight loss results and does not interfere with food absorption but lifestyle and dietary changes are required to maintain the results.