The Many Benefits of a Gastric Band

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There are a number of options when it comes to weight loss surgery. Gastric band or banding is becoming more common and popular due to its numerous advantages. It’s minimally-invasive, proven safe and relatively free of risks. Gastric banding provides gradual, yet significant, weight loss results. Below are some of the benefits of gastric band at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery

Safe and Reversible 

Gastric banding is considered to be one of the safest options when it comes to weight loss surgery. That’s because it’s less invasive than other methods. There are few side effects associated with the gastric band procedure. What makes this option safer than the others is that it doesn’t alter your body in any permanent way. Gastric bypass and sleeve involve gastrectomy removing or re-routing and stapling parts of your stomach.These alterations are permanent. On the other hand, gastric banding is fully reversible and minimally-invasive.

No Digestive Interference

A gastric band doesn’t affect the digestion or absorption of the food you eat. Other methods can result in dumping syndrome or vitamin deficiencies. Dumping syndrome occurs when food moves through the stomach to the small bowel too quickly, resulting in cramping and diarrhea. There should be no need for you to take additional nutrition supplements to overcome these issues.

Shorter Recovery

Because it’s less invasive than other types of weight loss surgery, gastric banding offers an easier and shorter recovery time. You can usually expect to stay overnight at the hospital just one evening before returning home. Recovery time typically only takes about a week or so. 

High Success Rate

The results are usually more gradual than with other types of surgical weight loss reduction. That’s actually an advantage because the loss will appear more natural. It will also allow your body to become accustomed to the changes that are occurring. A more realistic weight loss is healthier for your body. You can still expect significant results that last. 

Better Health

Gradual weight loss is healthier than fast, dramatic shedding of pounds. Gastric banding comes with additional health benefits, as well. You’ll feel physically better. In addition, risk of health conditions related to excess weight will be lessened. Most patients feel more energy, along with a boost of self-esteem once the weight begins to come off.

There are many benefits of gastric band. These are some of the more common. This is definitely a weight loss option worth considering for its safety and success. Contact the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery today to schedule your consultation!

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