Gastric band operation is to put a soft silicone ring with a stretchable balloon in the middle,
Around the upper part of the stomach, which makes the stomach divided into two parts, with a much smaller upper part above the belt. It is one of the effective and common means in the world of getting rid of obesity by surgery. Its idea is to tie the stomach with a ring or belt of flexible silicone material. This idea depends on doctors’ belief that the main cause of obesity These people and their inability to lose weight is due to the widening of the stomach, the increase in its capacity for food, and the difficulty of feeling full.
Conditions for performing gastric band surgery:
The person should not suffer from certain intestinal disorders.
The patient should not take aspirin frequently.
The person should not be addicted to alcohol or drugs.
People who have a mental illness because they cannot take risks, alternatives, and lifestyle changes
Advantages of laparoscopic gastric band surgery:
Smaller and faster operation than major surgeries.
It is a safer operation because instead of using a large surgical incision in the abdomen, the doctor uses a number of small surgical incisions to allow the endoscope to pass through it.
It is preferred by many doctors because it is simpler than other operations and the possibility of complications associated with major surgery is reduced.
The ring band swells, and this leads to increased pressure on the stomach, which leads to a decrease in the amount of food in the meal and a feeling of satiety quickly.
It is not permanent and can be removed at any time the patient wants.
The process does not affect the digestion and absorption of food, so the patient does not experience any deficiency in any of the vitamins and minerals.
What should be followed after the gastric band operation:
Choosing healthy food.
Chew food carefully and do not mix solid food with liquid.
Regular exercise is also important for a healthy lifestyle.
The results of gastric band surgery:
This belt slows down and reduces the amount of food that can be eaten during one meal.
Accelerates the feeling of satiety.
Slowing the movement of food from the upper part of the stomach to the lower part.