This laparoscopic procedure is minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible. It does not require internal organ amputation and rerouting in which hundreds of staples are left in the body, like sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. And, because the stomach and intestines are not bypassed, there is less risk of vitamin or mineral deficiencies. The adjustable gastric band, which is placed around the upper part of the stomach, is a silicone ring comprised of soft, pre-curved individual sections, filled with saline to allow adjustability of the band and increased or decreased restriction. This creates a new, smaller stomach pouch and reduces the amount of food that the patient’s stomach can hold.
Pre-op diet: 10 days
OR time: 1:30 to 2:00 hours
Recovery time in hospital: 2 to 3 days
Recovery period after discharge: 1 week
Average Excess Weight Loss after 1 Month: 20%
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