Gastric bands can be used in the treatment of obesity and can be placed with a short-term surgical intervention. These are popularly known as the stomach clamp; it is one of the most well-known methods of lowering weight control in recent years. With this treatment, which is applied with laparoscopic surgery, that is, with the closed surgery method, a kind of ring made of silicone structure is placed on the neck of the stomach.
What is Gastric Banding?
Gastric Banding in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah is applied as one of the restrictive treatments. It is the procedure of attaching a silicone band clamp, which can be tightened and loosened when desired, in order to create a small area at the entrance of the stomach to the esophagus with the laparoscopic technique.
With the help of a port placed under the skin, the band can be loosened when the desired weight is reached. Since there is no surgical intervention and anatomical changes for the digestive system or internal organs during the operation, it is possible to reverse the gastric band as if it was never inserted, by removing it when desired.
It reduces the stomach volume to the upper pouch, allowing the person to feel full of less nutrition and to change their eating habits. The patient can lose 60 percent of their excess weight over a period of 24 months. This method can be very effective if the patient is ready for the operation to the extent that his eating habits change after the operation and pay attention to his eating habits after losing weight.
The most suitable candidate for the treatment is an individual having the following conditions:
- Body mass index of at least 40 or higher
- Obesity and age between 18 and 65
- Sufficiently good health
- Have weight problems for at least five years
- Do not have any allergies to silicone derived substances
In addition, it is also essential that the patient has tried diet programs and did not receive any sufficient results from these programs.
Before the treatment, a blood sample is taken, and the health status is analyzed together with the EKG examination.
In this comprehensive preliminary examination, information is also provided about the possible risks that may arise. Considering all these factors, the doctor will make a final decision about the operation.
The patient is placed under general anesthesia. Laparoscopic, a closed surgery method is applied. A few small surgical incisions are made so that the 10-centimeter band can be placed on the stomach. It is placed a few inches ahead of the junction of the stomach, and esophagus by making progress through the incisions.
During this twisted placement, the stomach band is tightened like a belt. A separate chamber image of approximately the size of a walnut is created at the entrance part of the stomach. Ingested food comes to the section of the stomach that is separated by tape.
The transition from this region to the remaining stomach is very slow and infrequent. In summary, since the entrance part of the stomach is compressed by the tape, it is aimed that the obese patient will have a feeling of fullness for a longer time, and since the passage of food to the remaining part of the stomach slows down, absorption will also slow down.
Recovery and Rehabilitation:
After the treatment, the patient is followed up at regular intervals. After the operation, special diet and exercise programs are prepared for the patients. Post-operative guidelines are as follows:
- The surgical scar is very minimal and light, it will heal properly over time.
- If you continue to consume too much food too quickly after the operation, you may vomit.
- You may experience constipation caused by food intake habits, albeit for a short time.
- Do not return to your old unhealthy, intense eating habits after the operation.
- Follow the programs given by dietitians.
The cost of Gastric Banding in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 25000 to AED 35000. The cost varies depending on several factors impacting each individual case. The doctor will determine the actual cost after the initial consultation.
Complications such as tape perforation and the body’s rejection of the tape may develop very rarely. However, another reason for triggering the development of possible complications is the non-compliance with the diets specially adjusted for the patients.
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