The Gastric Band is a small inflatable band that fits around the top of your stomach, greatly reducing the amount of food needed for you to feel full. This in turn helps you to lose weight, and enables you to keep it off for as long as possible.
The gastric band operation is carried out as a day case surgery in most cases, so you will be able to go home the same day. You must have someone to come and collect you and to remain with you for the remainder of the day.
We would recommend you take at least a week off from work and please discuss a return to exercise or strenuous activity with your nurse or surgeon post-procedure. You’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions.
Elanic provides you with adequate pain relief and access to a 24-hour helpline if you have any concerns post-surgery. You will have to attend appointments with the dietician and band-fill nurse after surgery.