The Gastric Band is a small inflatable band that fits around the top of your stomach to restrict your food intake and control your hunger.
When the band is inflated it creates a small upper stomach pouch and a narrowed outlet, limiting the stomach’s capacity to intake food and increasing the feeling of fullness. The combination of these two effects normally results in significant weight loss. You will need to attend follow up consultations with your surgeon and a dietician to monitor your progress and your weight loss. It is also likely that during the first two years you will require to have band fill adjustments made as your weight profile changes.