We offer laparoscopic gastric banding in Dubai. Here, a band is placed around the upper part of stomach to create a small pouch to hold the food you consume. This band will give a feeling of fullness after eating just small portions, meaning you will eat less overall.
While weight loss will be slower than in other procedures, the advantages of gastric bands include a shorter hospital stay and that it is reversible and adjustable.
How it Works
In the course of a gastric band surgery, a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, constricting it and forming the stomach into an hour-glass shape which restricts the fast flow of food . The diameter of the band can be adjusted by injecting fluid into it through a port placed under the skin. The placement of the band reduces the size of the stomach and the amount of food that can be eaten. The post-surgery weight loss is less compared to sleeve or bypass surgeries: 40-50% of excess weight.
Risks and Complications
Gastric band surgery is fully reversible, the band can be removed and the original anatomy restored.
Compared to gastric bypass surgery, gastric band surgery does not reduce absorption of nutrients and therefore subsequent vitamin deficiency is unlikely. The main post-surgery problems are difficulty in swallowing, nausea, inadequate weight loss and the need for frequent band adjustments. The gastric band is a foreign body, which will need to be removed or replaced at some point.