Benefits of The Gastric Band For Weight Loss
You have probably heard of gastric bypass surgery and its successes. The gastric band offers similar success with less recovery. It allows for more flexibility of weight-loss goals and is fully reversible. The gastric band procedure is a viable weight-loss answer for a clinically obese person who has tried everything else.
How is the gastric band different?
The gastric band is a surgical procedure done under general anesthetic. The band is placed around the stomach, laparoscopically, to form a smaller stomach. Although this is a surgical procedure, it is less invasive than gastric bypass. The gastric band doesn’t require staples, cutting of the stomach, or rerouting the intestines. The band can be inflated or deflated after the surgery. This allows for a greater control of weight-loss.
Other benefits of the gastric band.
The recovery benefits of the gastric band are substantial. You can expect a shorter recovery time. Generally patients have an overnight stay at the hospital, but many go home the same day. The stomach is not surgically altered which allows for removal of the band and no lasting effects of the procedure. The gastric band can be adjusted quickly at the doctor’s office for maximum weight loss and achievement of weight-loss goals. Be sure to visit the gastric band FAQ to get more detailed information.
The gastric band offers you the opportunity to control your weight without a dramatic surgical procedure. Weight-loss goals are within reach with a small silicone band. Most insurance companies will cover a majority, if not all, of the surgical costs or other financing options are available. This makes the gastric band weight loss procedure obtainable for almost anyone struggling with obesity. South Texas Surgeons, P.A. offers free seminars for you to learn more about the gastric band or you can call 866.463.5499 for more information.
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*$9,888 price includes facility fees at Turning Point Specialty Surgery Center, surgeon and anesthesiologist professional fees, Lapband device, one year of unlimited office visits for band adjustments.