The gastric band is a surgical, reversible and adjustable treatment that is performed by laparoscopy and that consists of the reduction of the stomach. This achieves weight loss and an improvement in body image.
It is an intervention that is performed by laparoscopy , it consists of the implantation of an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach to limit its capacity and thus the person feels satisfied with less food.
It requires general anesthesia since the silicone ring is placed with tiny holes in the abdomen. It divides the stomach into 2 and once it is located it is inflated with serum.
It is a reversible treatment, the person can leave the band on for the rest of their lives or remove it when they have reached their ideal weight.
This procedure is compatible for both male and female patients.