What is the Gastric Band?
The Gastric Band is an inflatable silicone devise placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity and is intended to decrease food consumption.
However Mr Toumi does not offer the Gastric Band for the following reasons:
New safe operations that are more effective than the band
In the past there were three procedures to treat obesity: the gastric band, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. Many patients in the past opted for the gastric band as they did not wish to have more complex operations especially as risk with other bariatric operations was higher then.
However, the adoption of improved techniques and extensive experience that bariatric surgeons acquired in performing laparoscopic (keyhole) operations resulted in the risks of these other bariatric operations being significantly reduced.
In addition, the advent of procedures like the sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) that are simpler and safer contributed in significant shift in patients’ from the preferences from the gastric band.
Frequent need for removal of gastric band
The second reason is that people who had the gastric in the UK required them to be revised or removed within the first few years after having the band inserted.
Interested in a weight loss procedure?
Mr Toumi offers a range of safe and effective surgical and non surgical weight loss procedures including:
Take the first step and book a consultation with Mr Toumi
During your initial consultation Mr Toumi will provide you with an expert and honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery. He will discuss with you the different surgical options and give you a clear understanding of the surgery, its benefits, possible complications and expected outcomes. He will support you to make an informed decision about your treatment that is right for you.
Why not book a consultation with Mr Toumi to discuss your options, and take the first step in your health improvement journey.