Gastric Band

Gastric Band at Fitzwilliam Hospital

What is a gastric band?

Gastric band surgery, also known as gastric banding or lap banding, is known as restrictive weight loss surgery as it limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. After the surgery, you will feel fuller sooner and stay satisfied for longer, which in turn decreases your food and calorie intake.

It is a weight loss surgery option that helps overweight and obese people to change their eating habits and lose weight and improve overall health.

A gastric band is a soft and adjustable silicone band that is placed around the top of the stomach making an egg timer shape. This causes food passage restriction. 

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