Gastric band surgery is doubtless mainly the most customary form of weight loss surgery completed in the western World.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by re-sectioning and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery). Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%.
If your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or over and you would like to explore surgery as a means of losing weight, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.