Realize Adjustable Gastric Band
What is Realize Adjustable Gastric Band?
Benefits of Realize Adjustable Gastric Band?
REALIZE adjustable gastric band is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medical device used for the treatment of morbid obesity and obesity related problem. Band is marketed by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc under the name of Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB). This is new option for adjustable gastric banding. Implantation of band is less risky and minimally invasive procedure. This is not new product. Since 1996 it was available outside the U.S. It has been used in more than 100,000 gastric banding surgeries worldwide. It has the experience of more than 20 years.
REALIZE adjustable gastric band is treated as safer as and more effective than any other adjustable band. REALIZE Band put comfort and safety first. Realize band is designed in such a way that it provides more health benefits to the patients with the less risk and complications. It includes web based clinical support for the patient of Realize band to get maximum benefits of weight loss that is REALIZE mySUCCESS. This is similar to Lap band in many ways like procedure, diet plan, eligibility but there are some difference between lap band and realize band.
REALIZE adjustable gastric band is soft silicon band which is designed for patients who are morbidly obese having BMI more than 40 or patient having BMI 35 or more than this and also associated with some problem of morbid obesity like hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, mental problem, respiratory problem etc. . This is for those who failed after trying lots of solution for weight loss like dieting, exercise and medication of weight loss. This is the better weight loss surgery option than the open weight loss surgery. Using this REALIZE Band patient experienced significant weight loss within the first year of surgery. The best part of this band is, this is adjustable and reversible. As there is no involvement of cutting and stapling of stomach so you can remove band at any point of time after surgery if you are feeling discomfort with this and within some days you will get the same position of your stomach. In this procedure also there is no re-routing of any digestive system.
ProcedureREALIZE adjustable gastric band placed laparoscopically this means Small incisions are made on abdomen to insert band system. Through one incision small camera is inserted and from any one of the incision, band is placed. Band is wrapped around the stomach to create two pouches of stomach –small pouch (upper part) and large pouch (lower part) with the help of camera to see band placement is right or not. Just because of the small pouch you can now hold small amount of food and it makes you feel full faster and for long time and thus it slow your digestion and reduce easting time and volume. This way you tend to lose your overweight and within 1 year it determines to lose up to 40% of your overweight and 43% within 3 years (it also differ from patients to patients). The whole procedure take around 30 minutes to 1 hour and now you ready for going home after one day. During this procedure patients are kept under anesthesia.
Once the REALIZE adjustable gastric band placed, port is attached to abdominal wall underneath the skin and connected to the band via tubing. Through this port saline is injected in order to make band loosen or tighten. After surgery, surgeon schedule time for filling. Saline is injected through Realize port. Amount of saline injected according to the need of weight loss by the individual generally 1 to 2 pound a week. . This process is called REALIZE adjustable gastric band fill. Adding or removing of saline adjust band, when saline is added it increase the diameter of band and you can hold less amount of food and when saline is removed it decrease the diameter of band and you can hold little bit more food. Band is adjusted according to the need of weight loss by the individual. This process is called REALIZE adjustable gastric band adjustment. First band adjustment takes place after 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Process takes about 5 to 10 minutes without any surgery.
To avoid complications or side-effects or make it successful you need to follow gastric banding post op diet. There are limitations over the food eating behavior. You need to be committed for this. Follow up care are must in order to make this surgery successful like meeting with surgeon, properly following diet plan, exercise, band fill etc. There are some side-effects after band placement which is not permanent but need your proper care.