Gastric Banding is a surgical procedure that can be performed by miniinvasive (Video) surgery. LAGB is a surgical procedure that limits the speed of food intake by creating a bottleneck barrier in the upper part of the stomach. The food stays in the upper pouch before it gradually passes through to the larger part of the stomach. As the upper stomach pouch is filled, the patient has a feeling of satiety after eating only a small amount of food.
The soft silicone band is placed around the top portion of the stomach. The gastric band restricts stomach capacity and reduces the quantity of food that can be eaten per meal. This means that you feel full after eating a smaller portion of food than normal and consequently you will stop eating and loose weight. The gastric band is fully adjustable without further surgery: it can be loosened if weight loss occurs too fast, or tightened if weight loss is too slow. Contrary to other irreversible surgeries applied in cases of serious obesity, the gastric band may be removed at any time, leaving no traces on the stomach.
Patient with BMI 30-70
• Does not accept a surgical procedure
• Wants a temporary (6 months max.) treatment
• Is well-motivated (accepts diet and psychological criteria)
• Is no sweet eater
• Is no binge (volume) eater
• Is no stress eater
• Accepts after-care program
• Accepts a temporary implant in the stomach
• Has no heartburn
• Has no poorly-stabilized diabetes type ii
The unfilled gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and oesophagus with the aid of an endoscopic camera. The physician will advise you whether the procedure should be conducted under local or general anaesthesia. Using a fluid supply tube, the gastric balloon is then filled and the tube removed. The insertion of the gastric balloon takes between 20 to 30 minutes. You will be able to return home after an appropriate period of recovery.
A maximum of six months. The physician ultimately determines on the basis of your weight loss how soon the balloon can be removed.
An endoscopic camera is once again introduced into the stomach through the oesophagus. The gastric balloon is then punctured, deflated, grasped with forceps and removed.
The most likely complaints are vomiting and nausea, which may occur during the early stages. Please consult your treating physician about any risks involved
After surgery, the patient must follow special diets and vitamin intake to lose weight in a controlled manner.
• Three weeks after operation
• 3 hours of physical activity per week / But under sport medical supervision and medical advice.