Gastric banding is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a silicone band is placed around the uppermost part of your stomach.
This creates a small stomach pouch, the size of a small egg, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. The band is adjustable and can be periodically tightened or loosened depending on your needs.
Gastric Banding is a key-hole operation and is usually straightforward, taking an average of 45 minutes to perform and is usually a day case or overnight stay.
Weight loss is gradual and over a period of 12-18 months you can expect to lose 5-60% of your excess body weight.
Complications related to the surgery are rare (less than 1%) however long term complications such as band slippage and erosion can potentially occur.
Book an appointment with a Gastric Banding specialist in Brighton.
To book an appointment with one of our specialists, please contact Brighton Bariatrics on 01273 828 148 or send us an enquiry.
At Brighton Bariatrics, our Consultant Bariatric Surgeons Mr Goldie Khera and Mr Khaled Hamdan offer free 15 minute consultations for patients wishing to know more about the different options available to them.
Gastric banding is available from £6,760.
Interest-free medical loans are available on request. Any extra consultations before you decide on your Bariatric surgery package will be extra.
Prices correct as of August 2016 and may fluctuate in the future – please get in touch to discuss exact price with our Montefiore self-pay team.