Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery
At Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, our expert surgeons have years of experience performing adjustable gastric banding procedures, commonly known as LAP-BAND of laparoscopic gastric band surgery. Our hospital is recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The way that a gastric banding procedure works is by dividing the upper and lower portion of the stomach using a constrictive band. With the gastric band in place, the stomach is separated by a narrow opening which has the effect of decreasing the total amount of food that patients can retain before signaling to their bodies that it is full. When your stomach is full, you naturally lose the will to want to continue eating.
Additionally, with your stomach not being capable of retaining the same amount of food as before, it also will empty more slowly, because food must pass through the narrow channel created by the band before reaching your body’s digestive system. The final result is that patients who have undergone a gastric banding surgery will feel fuller with less food, and will stay full longer. The result is weight loss that happens much more rapidly than diet and exercise alone.
As surgical technology has advanced, gastric banding procedures have become less invasive types of surgery. Currently, gastric band surgery is done laproscopically, otherwise known as a “minimally invasive” surgery. Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery requires only a minimal amount of cutting as small incisions are made to the patient’s abdomen allowing small video camera to be inserted so the surgeons can perform the procedure. The surgeon is able to view the inside of your body on a television monitor and perform the surgery generally in less time and with less complications than more traditional forms of gastric banding.
Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center is a leading surgery center for gastric band and other bariatric surgeries. For more information about our Bariatric Center of Excellence or our gastric band surgeons contact us by filling out the form to the right or by calling 1-877-877-1107.