An inflatable band is placed around the upper part of your stomach and stitched into position. This limits the portion sizes you eat, decreases the calories you take in whilst giving you a feeling of fullness that lasts between meals.
The band is inflatable & deflatable via a plastic port that sits under your skin. This allows the band to be adjustable, which is a fundamental characteristic as this enables patients to continue to lose weight. Band adjustment is required 4 to 6 weekly in the 1st year to maintain a steady rate of weight loss. The operation is reversible which means that if the band is removed then the GI tract anatomy returns to normal.
A gastric bypass can aid weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. It also alters the way food gets passed through the digestive system, thereby resulting in fewer calories to be absorbed.
This procedure is performed in a minimally invasive manner with the help of small incisions, smaller surgical instruments, and a laparoscope.
The Gastric Sleeve is a restrictive procedure meaning that it achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food that your body is physically able to take in. There is no malabsorption involved with this procedure. Gastric Sleeve surgery involves permanently removing a large portion of the stomach, anywhere from 60% to 85% of the total stomach.
The portion left behind is a slim tube or “sleeve” that will serve as your new stomach. This stomach is already connected naturally to the stomach inlet and outlet which means that no rerouting of the intestines is needed.
If you have had complications with previous surgery we are also able to provide solutions which can help.