The banded sleeve is conducted with the laparoscopic banding procedure to support weight loss. The silicone band is 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 sleeve involves the placement of inflatable band around the upper area of stomach that separates the stomach into two sections. 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.
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.