Adjustable Gastric Band
Weight-Loss Surgery Option
Gastric banding involves placing an inflatable ring around the top portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch that restricts food consumption, allowing you to feel full faster.
As the name suggests, the band is adjustable, allowing you to gradually taper your level of food intake over time. The size of the stomach opening is adjusted by filling the band with a sterile saline solution, which is injected through a port placed under the skin.
How the Gastric Band Is Unique
Unlike some other weight loss surgeries, there are no changes in the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, so patients do not need to take supplements to get the recommended levels of nutrients. This means that weight loss with this method may start slower, however, patients can still experience loss of 40 to 50 percent of excess weight with an adjustable gastric band.
To find the best solution for you, connect with one of our doctors by calling (877) 274-0339. If you’re ready to take the first step, sign up for a free bariatric seminar.