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About Gastric Banding

There are several different options for weight loss surgery. It is important that you gather all of the information you need and talk with your doctor about what type of weight loss surgery is right for you.

Weight loss surgery can be categorized in one of two ways:

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Gastric banding is a restrictive procedure that does not interfere with the digestive process. Most times this procedure is done laparoscopically.

A band is placed around the stomach near the upper end, which creates a pouch, limiting the amount of food you can eat and slowing the process of food getting to the rest of the stomach.

An injection port is also implanted in the abdomen, which allows for adjustments to be made to the band after the operation, which in turn can make you feel fuller.

When you eat less food, your body stops storing calories and will begin to burn fat.

Several adjustments are usually necessary after the procedure and can be done right in your doctors office.

Advantages of Gastric Banding

Because gastric banding is most often a minimally invasive operation, there are several advantages:

Risks of Gastric Banding

As with any surgery, there are also risks associated with the gastric banding procedure, they include:

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If you think gastric banding is right for you, call today 1-888-MD-RWJUH to sign up for one of our free seminars or to request an individual consultation.

Portions of above content courtesy of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.


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