Adjustable Gastric Band
What is Adjustable gastric banding surgery?
What is adjustable gastric band?
Is it best weight loss surgery?
Adjustable gastric band surgery (AGB) is one of the weight loss surgeries (Bariatric surgery). This is FDA approved weight loss surgery. The main idea behind this surgery is to reduce the size of the stomach so that you can reduce your weight. It involves the idea of eat small, full faster and loss weight. It works on the theory for weight loss is by reducing the capacity of stomach and other by increasing the time taken by food to pass through the digestive system. An inflatable silicon band is used in this surgery to place it around the stomach to warp it and to divide stomach in the two pouches. This is especially designed for the fixed obese people.
This is called Adjustable gastric banding surgery just because it can be adjusted any time. Adjusted means surgeon can reduce or increase the size of band by removing or adding saline in it respectively depending on the goal of weight loss by individual. Saline is introduced through port which is fixed just under the skin. Adjustable band place laparoscopically. Surgery is best suited for the people who are suffering from morbid obesity and other related disease like sleep apnea, GERD, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension and others. You must have BMI 40 or more than this in order to go for this surgery.
Adjustable gastric band was developed in the mid of 1980 for the treatments of obesity. First the adjustable silicone gastric band (ASGB) was introduced to place via open surgery and then after with some development there is advent of laparoscopic surgery (via keyhole). Before this, non adjustable gastric band was used for the treatment of weight loss. Just because, for the simple and safe restrictive surgery adjustable band surgery was introduced.
By making small incisions around the abdomen of the patient, adjustable gastric band was introduced via it to place it around stomach to make a restriction over it. Band is than wrapped around the stomach and make two pouch of stomach. One part is small and other part is large one. It restrict the amount of food you intake. You eat small amount of food and through this band portion food passes slowly slowly to small intestine. Even in the small amount you feel full and in this simple way you are on the way of reducing your overweight.
The whole procedure of adjustable gastric band surgery is performed under anesthesia under the guidance of surgeon. No need of cut and staple. On the next day or within the same day of surgery you are allowed to go your home. Mortality rate of this surgery is almost negligible (>1%). Yeah, there are some side-effects and complication after surgery but they if you give your proper attention after surgery then there is no need of worry about side-effects of adjustable gastric banding surgery.
This is the easiest way of weight loss surgery but it requires your full commitment. There are some things which you have to strictly follow to make this surgery successful. If you do this then with this adjustable gastric band surgery you will loss approx 50 % of your overweight within 18 months. Three devices are used for this surgery--- Laparoscopic Adjustable gastric band
Swedish adjustable gastric band
and Realize Adjustable Gastric Band.