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 a 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. Taghreed Almahmeed is an American board-certified surgeon and member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 2016, after a decade of hands-on practice across the United States, she joined the AZHD team as a Consultant General Surgeon and distinguished member of Al Zahra Cancer Center's multidisciplinary tumor board for breast cancer patients. Dr. Taghreed specializes in breast surgery and oncoplastic breast procedures with minimally invasive techniques.
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