Gastric Banding Surgery

Procedure of placing a band around the Upper part of stomach known as gastric banding surgery for weight loss, it became one of the very popular surgery due to the increment of the obesity in the world, it is because of the poor lifestyle and diet of today's generation causing several disease and as it is known that obesity the beginning of all kinds of diseases so to get rid of over - weighted body the gastric banding surgery take place. In gastric banding surgery the reduction of the size of the stomach take place so the surgery provides a limit for to stomach to hold the food, it consist of the a placing band is made of silicon which is adjustable in nature. This Band gets placed by laparoscopy.


This surgery consists of having small cuts Into belly too. This is one of The common surgery for weight loss Treatment. This surgery demands very Shorten hospitalization. The band is also Known as lap band or LAGB. After this band, at least 30-50% excess weight can be loose.


This surgery consider as safest option as it provides relief from over eating disorders but sometimes it also causes Side effects including :

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting Both above side effects

May notice owing to tightness of the band.

  • Minor surgery hurdles Wound

Infection (rare, depends on adjustment device)

  • Bleeding (very rare)


Before the surgery it's good to consult proper about the good and the bad about the surgery to the doctor which is very important for the surgeon to know the condition of the patient nicely and to make it confirm what kind of surgery the patient requires as there are two kind of surgery is the :

  • Vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Mixed surgery (restrictive and Malabsorptive)

after that first of all anesthesia to make your senses numb and put you in sleepy state but sometimes the dose causes little problem also such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Discomfort
  • Shivering
  • Sore throat
  • Irregular heart beats

But these symptoms occurs very rarely , so as the mind and body goes in the sleeping stage the surgery take place, after the surgery it is really important to take care of your diet and do exercise daily generally weight loss is one of the most common observation after the surgery.