During the gastric banding procedure, an inflatable adjustable silicone band is placed around the top of the stomach creating a small pouch. This reduces the size of your stomach without the need to cut the stomach or other portions of the gastric system. Only a small amount of food can be eaten in one sitting as food first enters the small pouch, which fills up quickly. The food slowly flows from the pouch into the larger stomach, then into the intestine.
The benefit to this procedure is there is no manipulation of the intestines. Once you achieve your weight loss goals, your doctor may choose to loosen or even remove the gastric band from around your stomach.
If you would like more information about the gastric band surgery, please call us at 855.222.8262 and we can get you in contact with a bariatric specialist.