16 August 2008

  1. Because the band is removable, adjustable and does not permanently alter the anatomy, it provides an option for patients who may not otherwise consider surgery for treatment of their obesity.
  2. Short period of hospitalization (usually involves a 2- to 4-day hospital stay). Most people can return to their normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks.
  3. Does not affects the absorption of food and nutrients through intestines.
  4. Weight loss. Mostly,weight is lost in the first 1-2 years.
  5. Follow up data indicate 50-60% of excess weight is lost at 5 years.
  6. Improvements in the “co-morbidities” of obesity-mood, mobility, exercise capacity and sleeping patterns.
  7. Improvements in blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol levels.
  8. Fast recover and fewer post-operative complications and low risk procedure.
  9. Gastric banding is not merely life-transforming, but life saving.

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