Laparoscopic Gastric Band St Louis, MO

The Procedure

The Adjustable Gastric Band, also known as the Lap-Band, consists of an inflatable band wrapped around the top part of the stomach. The band forms a small stomach pouch above the band, leaving the rest of the stomach below the band. It helps reduce the amount of food a patient can eat in one sitting.

Lap Band Surgery St Louis, MO

How Does Lap-Band Surgery Work?

Because the stomach pouch is smaller, consuming a small quantity of food will alleviate hunger and induce a sensation of fullness. The size of the opening produced by the gastric band between the pouch and the remainder of the stomach determines the sensation of fullness. The surgeon can adjust the size of the opening by filling the band with sterile saline and injecting it through a port beneath the skin. Adjusting the band does not require additional surgery.

The adjustable gastric band uses restriction, rather than malabsorption, to achieve weight loss results. Patients eat smaller portions per sitting and feel full more quickly. Several other procedures, such as the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve , also reduce the amount of food that a patient can eat.

The main advantage of the adjustable gastric band in St Louis, MO, is that it’s reversible, unlike most other weight loss procedures. Patients may have their band removed if they no longer want it.

Advantages of Gastric Banding

  1. Reduces the quantity of food that can be held in the stomach
  2. Approximately 40 – 50% of expected excess weight loss
  3. There is no stomach cutting or rerouting of the intestines
  4. A shorter hospital stay is required, generally less than 24 hours, with some centers releasing the patient on the same day as surgery
  5. Is adjustable and reversible
  6. It has the lowest risk of early postoperative complications and death among authorized bariatric operations.
  7. Has the lowest chance of vitamin/mineral deficiency

What You Need To Know About The Gastric Band

Other non-reversible procedures such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass tend to induce greater excess weight loss.

Because the procedure does not change the digestive system, gastric bands can be removed, replaced, and adjusted as needed.

FAQs About Gastric Sleeve in St Louis, MO

The lap band can stay indefinitely as it is adjustable and reversible. It can also be removed, replaced, or adjusted as needed. You just have to make sure to consult with a professional to ensure the best results. For more information on lap band in St Louis, MO, contact us at (314) 858-6172.

Lap band removal is typically a minimally invasive procedure and is not considered to be painful. Patients may experience mild discomfort during the first few days after the surgery, but it can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the doctor. But on a positive note, the procedure has a lot more to offer than just weight loss – from improved overall health to increased confidence and self-esteem!

If you have further concerns, please consult us for lap band surgery in St Louis, MO, at (314) 858-6172. We are here for you every step of the way. 

Before the lap band surgery, we recommend following a low-calorie, high-protein diet to prepare your body for the procedure. Our team will provide you with personalized dietary guidelines to ensure a successful surgery and recovery. For detailed information, book an appointment with us for gastric lap band surgery in St Louis, MO, and start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle!

No, you will not feel the lap-band inside you. It is placed around the top of your stomach and does not interfere with your daily activities. You may only feel it during adjustments, which are done through a small port under the skin. However, it is not a painful sensation, and looking at the bigger picture, the overall benefits of the lap-band far outweigh any temporary discomfort during adjustments. 

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