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Gastric band

Gastric band

Our unhealthy diet and overall unhealthy way of life have led us to suffer from very big issues; it doesn't matter where you are from, what culture or food you consume, the fact is, problems like overweight and being obese are a world wide issue.
And every day we try our best to combat these problems, there is the option of starting exercices and doing workouts or changing your diet.
But these solutions are not an option for everyone, most obese people are unable to turn to traditional weightloss methods because they are physically incapable to do so.
Being obese doesn't only affect your physical well being, but also your mental health, because having a body that you don't feel comfortable in can cause you major anxiety about your appearance which can lead to a low self-esteem, a loss in confidence and even depression.
But you shouldn't worry, because Medespoir is here to give you the best and most innovative and modern solution for this problem, we introduce the gastric band surgery.
The procedure of the gastric band is a very safe operation with an incredible success rate, it is safe and aimed for people who are unable or failed to lose weight using other methods.
With Medespoir and the gastric band surgery, you will be able to have the slim healthy body you always dreamed of, and you will change your lifestyle into a more healthy one.

What is the gastric band surgery?

A gastric band is a surgery to help you lose weight by shrinking the size of your stomach using a band to seal the smaller part. It is the least invasive procedure for weight loss; the gastric band procedure involves placing a soft silicone ring with an expandable balloon in the centre, about the upper part of the stomach that makes the stomach divided into two parts, with a much smaller upper part above the belt.
This will then make you consume significantly fewer amounts of food because the upper part is much smaller than your regular sized stomach, which then will help you lose so much weight.

Who is suitable for gastric band surgery?

The procedure is currently approved for people with a BMI greater than (35 or 30-35).
Have comorbidities or medical conditions related to obesity like:

  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • High cholesterol.

The surgery is also aimed for people who often fail to achieve sustainable weight loss by non-surgical methods.

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How to prepare for gastric bypass surgery?

Despite the ease of performing the gastric band, it takes a number of necessary preparations before starting the operation, these preparations may take several months, and they are not only related to the operating room, but also are related to your health, nutritional and psychological condition.
As a first step, you will need some assessments and blood tests to check your eligibility for the surgery; these tests may also show whether you have any health conditions related to obesity.
During these tests you will also need to tell your doctor about all the medication that you are taking, some of them may have a change in their dosage and other may be canceled.
If you are a smoker then your doctor will order you to stop for at least 6 weeks before the day of the surgery, this is due to the fact that smoking can affect wound healing and can also lead to some complications.
You will also need to follow a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for a short time before the operation, this helps reduce the size of the liver and makes it easier and safer to put the gastric band in place.
You will also need to fast for 8 hours prior to the time of the operation so that no complications happen because of the anesthesia.

What happens during the gastric band surgery?

The band is placed just below the transition from the esophagus to the stomach around the stomach. The stomach is divided into a pre-gastric (pouch) with a maximum volume of 20-30 ml and the remaining larger gastric residual.
The gastric band is usually made of silicone and can be filled from the inside with a solution of table salt. During the operation, the gastric band is placed uncovered and is filled later as needed.
The ligament is filled from the outside, under the patient's abdominal wall is a reservoir about the size of 5 cents that can be penetrated through the skin, the amount of fluid in the ligament is variable.
The larger the tape, the greater the pressure around the stomach and the proportionally greater weight loss.
The tightness of the band can be altered whenever you want, you will need to consult with your doctor first.

What happens after gastric band?

You can leave the clinic after one day from having the surgery, make sure you have someone to drive you home, and you should also spend the first two days at home resting, although its is recommended that you stay for a whole week to give your body the proper time to heal.
After the gastric band surgery, you must be prepared to make major changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.
Your diet is the first thing that you should change it is very important to have a planned eating schedule with healthy food choices, and you should also start chewing carefully and not mix solid and liquid food in the meal.
Your diet will consist of liquids and pureed food for only two to three weeks, after that some soft foods are introduced into your diet, and after six weeks you will abele to return to a fully balanced healthy diet.
In addition, a comprehensive follow-up program including nutritional advice and often monthly visits for weighing and possible adjustments increases the chances of lasting success.

How much does the gastric band surgery cost?

If you are thinking about undergoing the gastric band operation or any other medical or cosmetic surgery, then the first thing you should consider is the price of that procedure and which clinic has the best offers.
If that's what you are wondering then you shouldn't look any further because Medespoir is here to offer a once in a life time opportunity with our all-inclusive deal.
Not only our all-inclusive deal makes you pay 50% less than any other place in the world, but we also cover all aspects of the operation so that you could have a relaxing, stress free experience.
Our all-inclusive deal contains:

  • A room in a very luxurious hotel.
  • All operation related transportation.
  • A guide to help you around the country.
  • The doctor's fees.
  • The postoperation medication payment.

What are the risks of having a gastric band surgery?

While it is one of the best and most efficient weight loss surgery with a high number of successes, the gastric band operation also has potential risks and complication just like any other medical and cosmetic surgery.
You must know these potential complication and your doctor will help you understand them more.
The doctor will also give you ways to best reduce the chances of them happening to you.

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  • Blood clots.
  • Wound infection.
  • Gastric band slipping out of place.
  • Leak in the gut.
  • Blocked gut.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Gallstones.
  • Excess skin.

It's worth mentioning that these risks are very rare, however in case you feel any major discomfort make sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible.

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