Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is the solution you’ve been seeking to successfully defeat obesity, and the scary health risks its associated with. This is a safe, proven-effective surgical solution which can not only help you lose a fantastic amount of weight, but help you keep it off as you transform your entire life. The Tristate New York Bariatric Group is the leading choice for adjustable gastric banding in Connecticut, with a renowned team of surgeons and support staff, and right here we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this procedure.
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What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding?
Gastric banding utilizes and adjustable band which is placed over the upper portion of your stomach. The band creates an upper pouch, approximately 30 mls in size, with a narrow passage connecting to the rest of the stomach below.
This restricts the passage of food from the pouch to the full stomach, and in turn restricts how much you’re able to eat once. After your surgery, the band can be adjusted with the connected access port. This is used to inflate or deflate the band by either injecting, or removing, the band’s fluid.
The Tristate New York Bariatric Group also is one of the only clinics to offer adjustable gastric banding with the Endoflip technique. This improves upon an already effective procedure and is another way that we strive to offer you the absolute latest and best in bariatric surgery solutions.
Benefits of the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Choosing to undergo laparoscope adjustable gastric banding is of course about losing weight. However, many of our patients are concerned that after they lose weight, they’ll begin to gain it back over the years. They’re then pleased to know that a study of over 200,000 patients found that on average they maintained a weight loss of 60 pounds over 15 years.
It must be said that with the gastric band, you’ll need to continue to pay attention to your diet and lifestyle, following recommendations on foods you eat, and portion sizes. But when you stay on track — and we help you through this with our comprehensive bariatric program — you can and will maintain your weight loss for years and decades to come.
Beyond weight loss, you’ll improve your health and wellness. You could literally even save your life. One study found that middle-aged obese adults died on average 7 years earlier than middle-aged adults who had healthy weights. The increased risk of death from all causes is 20% for obese individuals.
Another benefit to gastric banding is that it’s an entirely adjustable and reversible procedure. There are no permanent, physical changes made to your body during the surgery.
What to Expect During & After your Procedure
A step-by-step overview of adjustable gastric banding includes:
- Undergoing general anesthesia.
- The creation of a small keyhole incision used to insert the laparoscope and surgical tools.
- Placing the band around the upper portion of your stomach.
- Ensuring the band, connecting tube and access port are all in place.
- Removing all tools and closing the small external wound.
- The surgery is typically completed in under one hour.
Most patients are released home the same day of their procedures and do not have to have an overnight hospital stay. Light activities may be resumed in several days, and it’s recommended that you take at least a week off of work. Compared to other types of bariatric surgery, this procedure generally offers the quickest road to recovery. Of course, we’ll also provide you with detailed at-home care instructions after your procedure.
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What is the cost of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery in Connecticut?
Large insurance companies today generally provide coverage for obese individuals undergoing adjustable gastric band surgery in Connecticut. However, there are specific guidelines in place.
We’ll do our best to help guide you through this sometimes difficult process. Additionally, for patients who are unable to receive approval for coverage, we offer several financing plans to make the cost more accessible and manageable.
I am ready to change my life, what’s next?
There is a solution, and there is hope. We can change your life starting from this very moment. All you need is to get in touch with us and schedule your initial appointment.
Give us a call at 800.633.8446, and we’ll be happy to answer any further questions that you have, and get you started on your journey to amazing weight loss and transformation with adjustable gastric banding surgery.
What Risks are there to this Procedure?
All surgeries, and all procedures with general anesthesia, carry similar basic risks. While not overlooking those risks, here, we’ll focus on specific risks to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery. These include:
- Erosion or slipping of the band
- Infection of the band or port
- Pouch dilation
- Food bolus obstruction
- Necessary revisional/corrective surgery
Is there a special diet after the Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery?
Following your surgery, you’ll begin a three-phase dietary program, with each phase lasting two weeks. The first phase is essentially an all-liquids diet, followed by the introduction of certain soft or pureed foods, and then the addition of more solid foods from there.
As mentioned, our comprehensive bariatric program is here to help. From follow-up appointments and detailed consultations, to support groups and even mentors, our patients love the resources and assistance we make available.
Now, you can also shop through our online store to find the nutritional foods and drinks you need for your diet. Our store offers only doctor-recommended products, and everything is available in one convenient destination.