Gastric Band Surgery (Lap Band)
Gastric Band Surgery Cost
With 18 Month Aftercare £5,950
What is a Gastric Band Surgery?
There are many types of weight loss surgeries available to you, your consultant will discuss all the options available and will help you choose the best suited to you.
A gastric band involves dividing your stomach into two by placing a silicone band around the stomach therefore creating a small pouch at the top of your stomach (roughly the size of a golf ball).
This effectively reduces the amount of food you can eat before filling up the pouch and will leave you feeling fuller for longer on a smaller amount of food. The rate at which food is allowed to empty out of the pouch and into your lower stomach is also controlled.
Having the band will require regular adjustments at the clinic to either loosen or tighten the band. This is done via a button like port connected to the band by a small, thin tube and sterile salt water (saline) is passed through the tube to inflate the band. The port is not visible as it is placed below the skin and fat.