Gastric banding is considered the least invasive weight loss surgery. It is also the safest. The procedure can be reversed if necessary, and in time, the stomach generally returns to its normal size.
Short-term effects of the gastric band are encouraging, with an appropriate rate of weight loss (about 0.5kg to 1kg per week) and few major medical complications over the first one or two years. Total weight loss peaks at about three years, with about 50% of excess weight lost. For many people, this resolves or improves obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea.
Gastric banding surgery has a low complication rate.
This is a revsersible, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure.
Benefits of gastric banding
- No change to normal digestion
- Lower risk of early surgical complications
- Lowest mortality rate