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
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Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world
- Dr. Ali is a distinguished physician who has received the Dubai Health Care City Distinguished Excellence Physician Award in 2019 for his exceptional contribution in promoting advanced & complex surgery services in the UAE. He is widely renowned for providing compassionate care to his patients suffering from cancer and for his expertise in performing complex surgical procedures of the Thoracic (lung and chest), Upper GI (Stomach and Esophagus), and surgical oncology (Liver, Adrenal, Solid Organs & Sarcoma) cases in Dubai and the UAE.
- Dr. Al Rifai is an adjunct assistant professor in many international and national medical colleges. He is syrian board certified and member of royal college of surgeon in Ireland, with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of open and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and 20 years in bariatric surgery in several academic hospitals.
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