Adjustable gastric banding includes placing a silicon, inflatable band around the upper stomach that is connected with tubing to an access port placed under the surface of the skin. The band can be adjusted in size by injecting fluid through the system when accessed through the port. The effect is to restrict the volume of food entering the stomach. Weight loss is slower and less than that associated with other procedures and the popularity of the adjustable band has decreased markedly.
Gastric Banding Surgery Patient Benefitsⱡ
Patients can expect to lose 20-40% of their excess body weight
Facilitates portion control
No intestinal rerouting
ⱡ Please contact McCarty Weight Loss Center for further explanation of benefits.