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Learn more about Gastric Banding

Adjustable gastric banding includes placing a silicon, inflatable band around the upper stomach that is connected with tubing to an access port placed under the surface of the skin.  The band can be adjusted in size by injecting fluid through the system when accessed through the port.  The effect is to restrict the volume of food entering the stomach.  Weight loss is slower and less than that associated with other procedures and the popularity of the adjustable band has decreased markedly.

Gastric Banding Surgery Patient Benefits

  • Patients can expect to lose 20-40% of their excess body weight
  • Facilitates portion control
  • Reversible
  • No intestinal rerouting
  • Quick recovery

Please contact McCarty Weight Loss Center for further explanation of benefits.

Procedure Notes

Hospital Stay
Surgery Type
Back to Work
3-4 days
No lifting restrictions
Surgery Time
Approximately 30 Minutes

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