Information in detail about distinct bariatric surgery weight loss surgery In today’s complicated world of healthcare and medicine, some of the medical terms, slang’s and the abbreviations are certainly strange or undecipherable.
Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery:
Adjustable Gastric Band surgery (AGB) is also known as Lap Band surgery. This technique involves clasping a medical device to the very top portion of the patient’s abdomen. Under normal conditions, an individual might have the size of the stomach to be of a football or about 6 litres in volume. Once the band is held to the stomach, it is magnified with the saline solution which in turn contracts the band, closing the stomach and thus creating a smaller pouch which will clutch just 1 ounce.
This technique will surely reduce the amount of food being consumed by the patient in a usual manner. After a period of time the patient can reduce weight as he /she consumes a less quantity of food as compared to before. It is a fact that all Bariatric patients’ lose about 75% of their weight in about 12-14 months after the operation and will reach their target of weight loss within 24 months.