Lap-Band®

 

Only £4750

 

Including Free Aftercare

Financing Available

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Lap-Band®

 

Only £4750

 

Including Free Aftercare

Financing Available

Request A Free Consultation


AFTERCARE INCLUDED FREE!

The Gastric band is an inflatable silicone ring that is placed around the top section of the stomach approximately 1-2cm below where the oesophagus meets the stomach.

This is a keyhole procedure carried out under a general anaesthetic, as a day case or an overnight stay and takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

Recovery from this procedure is a week.

The gastric band is a tool to assist weight loss, which once adequately adjusted, allows patients to eat smaller portions and feel full. For successful results it needs to be combined with diet and physical activity as part of a lifestyle change.

WHY CHOOSE Lap-Band®

The ultimate reason to consider the LAP-BAND® System is that you want to transform your life. You want to be able to enjoy a morning bike ride, or go on a second honeymoon, or chase your kids around the yard. You just want to feel better, both physically and emotionally. But first, you have to lose the extra weight – safely and intelligently.

Significant Results in 1 Year

The LAP-BAND® is proven to provide an average of 65% excess weight lost at 1 year1. It’s an effective way to lose weight gradually and keep it off long-term.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

The gastric band compresses the top of the stomach and causes certain nerve endings in the stomach wall to be stimulated. It ricks the brain into thinking your stomach is full so your appetite is permanently reduced.

Life-Changing Transformations

On average, patients kept off 60% of their excess body weight after five years of having the LAP-BAND®. Most tend to lose about 6 inches off their waistline and hips.

Renewed Health

Weight loss following the LAP-BAND® procedure has been shown to improve or resolve serious weight-related medical conditions, such as diabetes and asthma.

PROCEDURE

The gastric band procedure is done laparoscopically, so only a few small incisions are made in the abdomen. The surgeon will navigate using a tiny camera, and operate using long, thin instruments.

The gastric band is carefully placed and secured around the upper part of your stomach, creating a small stomach pouch. The gastric band will be connected to an access port for adjustments.

Once the LAP-BAND® procedure is complete, it’s time for you to begin your recovery. Most patients can head home later that day, and are encouraged to communicate with their support team regularly.

Adjustments will be made to your gastric band to ensure maximum weight loss results, with the first adjustment usually occurring several weeks after surgery.

FAQs

Q: What is the recovery time for Gastric Band Surgery?

A: If the Gastric Band surgery is performed laparoscopically as a day case or overnight stay. Most patients report they feel comfortable returning to work in about a week or two if your job involves heavy lifting and can resume light exercise in four to six weeks.

Q: Are there any restrictions after the surgery like driving or lifting?

A: Following any general anaesthetic procedure no driving for 5 days post procedure as you may not be covered by insurance. No heavy lifting for approximately 10 days post-surgery.

Q When is my first band fill?

A: The first band fill is 5 weeks after surgery, prior to each band fill patients are carefully assessed prior to adding more fluid to the band as the aim of the band is to reduce your appetite and portion size, not completely restrict you.

Q: Can the Gastric Band surgery be removed?

A: The Gastric Band surgery can be removed; however, unless this is medically indicated it’s not recommended. Studies show patients who have the band removed usually go on to regain all the weight lost with the band.

Q: Who is not a good candidate for Gastric Band surgery?

A:  Patients suffering with any of the following:

  • Previous oesophageal surgery
  • Fundoplication (treatment for gastro oesophageal reflux disease)
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Oesophageal Dysmotility
  • BMI > 50 plus
  • Advanced Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Abusing Alcohol or Drugs

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