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Gastric Banding (Reversible Weight Loss Surgery)
Gastric (stomach) Restrictive Procedures
GASTRIC BANDING (REVERSIBLE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY)
Many clinicians recommend this procedure for older individual (60-65 years old) who would otherwise not be a candidate for other kinds of surgical intervention.
This procedure, which was approved in the U.S. in June 2001, is popular & is done by the Laparoscopic technique(minimally invasive, key hole surgery) and therefore recovery time is only a few days. The procedure includes an adjustable band being placed around the upper portion of the stomach, essentially resulting in a much smaller stomach. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, similar to the sleeve surgery.
The European literature (where the procedure has been performed for a longer period of time) shows that weight loss is similar to that seen with sleeve surgery.
Surgical Results, Complications, and Nutritional Deficiencies
At 7 years: < 50% of excess body weight lost
At 9 years: < 40 % of excess body weight lost
Major Late Complications Related to this Surgical Procedure
Medical Complications of this Procedure Include: Band slippage, Erosion of the band into the stomach, Dilation of the esophagus & infections (many of which require removal of the device).
Band eroding into the stomach: 3.3%
Slippage: 6.5 %
Major reapportion: 24.4%
Nutritional Deficiencies from Gastric Banding:
Rarely significant nutritional deficiencies from the surgery itself occur
Thiamine deficiency if persistent vomiting occurs
Occasional protein deficiency from “induced ” dietary changes
Meet Our Team
Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world
- Dr. Girish Juneja is a leading bariatric/laparoscopic surgeon with 30+ years of surgical experience. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, he is a Certified Surgeon of excellence for bariatric and metabolic surgery by IFSO. Dr. Juneja had his basic & advanced laparoscopic training from nine wells medical college , UK , diploma in minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery from France. Did his fellowship in bariatric surgery from Netherland & is also a international fellow of ASMBS, USA.
- Dr. Cipe is a Professor of Surgery, He is European and Turkish Board-certified General Surgeon, with more than 20 years of experience. He started his career in 1999, at Sisli Etfal Research and Education Hospital, Istanbul - Turkey, and worked in several reputed hospitals there.
- Dr Andrew Jenkinson is a Consultant Surgeon specializing in the treatment of Obesity, Gallstones, Hernias, Heartburn and Abdominal Pain. Dr. Andrew runs regular clinics in both London and Dubai. In Al Zahra hospital he is a member of the Specialist Bariatric Surgery Team providing safe and successful treatment of Obesity. He will advise on the best procedure to help long term weight loss. In London he leads the Bariatric Surgery Teams in the world renowned London Clinic on Harley Street and the famous Wellington Hospital. He also works for the NHS, at the prestigious University College London Hospital (UCLH). Mr. Jenkinson has had extensive training in Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgical Techniques in London, Europe and America.
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