Gastric band

Private Gastric Band Surgery Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Time

Gastric banding in private clinic abroadGastric band is surgery that can be safely performed in private clinic abroad to help with weight loss. The gastric band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food. Gastric band treatment can be performed abroad where the prices will be lower and there will not be a long NHS waiting list. After gastric band surgery, your doctor can adjust the band to make food pass more slowly or quickly through your stomach.

In private clinic you will receive general anesthesia before gastric band surgery. You will be asleep and unable to feel pain. If you get gastric band surgery abroad in private clinic you will save money as the treatment abroad in private clinic is much cheaper than in the UK private clinic but the standards are set just as high. The gastric band is done using a tiny camera that is placed in your belly.

During gastric bandsurgery:
Surgeon will make 1 to 5 small surgical cuts in your abdomen. Through these small cuts, the surgeon will place a camera and the instruments needed to perform the gastric band surgery. Your surgeon will place a band around the upper part of your stomach to separate it from the lower part. This creates a small pouch that has a narrow opening that goes into the larger, lower part of your stomach. The gastric band surgery does not involve any cutting or stapling inside your belly. Gastric band surgery may take only 30 to 60 minutes if your surgeon has done a lot of these treatments.
When you eat after having gastric band surgery, the small pouch will fill up quickly. You will feel full after eating just a small amount of food. The food in the small upper pouch will slowly empty into the main part of your stomach.

Doctors often use the following body mass index (BMI) measures to identify people who may be most likely to benefit from weight-loss surgery. A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25. This treatment abroad may be recommended for you if you have:
• A BMI of 40 or more. This most often means that men are 100 pounds (45 kg) overweight and women are 80 pounds (36 kg) over their ideal weight.
• A BMI of 35 or more and a serious medical condition that might improve with weight loss. Some of these conditions are sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

After the gastric band surgery treatment abroad you will probably be able to leave private clinic on the same day. Many people are able to begin their normal activities 1 or 2 days after going home. Most people take 1 week off from work. You will stay on liquids or mashed-up foods for 2 or 3 weeks after surgery. You will slowly add soft foods, than regular foods, to your diet. By six weeks after gastric band surgery, you will probably be able to eat regular foods. The treatment abroad is less expensive, treatment abroad is more recommended as it will be much cheaper and the standards for the treatment abroad will be set just as high.

The gastric band is made of a special rubber (silastic rubber). The inside of the band has an inflatable balloon. This allows the band to be adjusted. You and your doctor can later decide to loosen or tighten it in the future so you can eat more or less food. The band is connected to an access port that is under the skin on your belly. The band can be tightened by placing a needle into the port and filling the balloon (band) with water.

Your surgeon can make the band tighter or looser any time after you have this surgery. It may be tightened or loosened if you are:
• Having problems eating
• Not losing enough weight
• Vomiting after you eat

Laparoscopic gastric band removal in private clinic abroad

For some patients, the band is removed as a result of:

  • Inadequate weight loss (less than 25% of excess weight)
  • Complications such as band erosion, band infection, band slippage, or intolerance to the band

Fortunately, removal of the gastric band is a relatively straightforward treatment abroad, and there are several options for converting to another weight loss treatment to maintain and improve long-term weight loss and health problems.

If your initial gastric band surgery was performed laparoscopically (using 5 or 6 small incisions in your abdomen), it will likely be possible for your gastric band surgery removal treatment to be performed laparoscopically as well. Gastric band removal surgery can be performed abroad where the prices will be lower and there will not be a long NHS waiting list. If you get gastric band removal surgery abroad you will save money as the treatment abroad is much cheaper than in the UK but the standards are set just as high.

During the gastric band removal surgery, your surgeon will:

  • – Cut away the “capsule” that your body has formed around the band
  • – Remove the sutures that were created to hold the band in place and cut away any adhesions (scar tissue) that have formed
  • – Cut the band itself
  • – Pull out the band from around the stomach and remove it along with the tube
  • – Remove the port through the incision in which it was inserted originally (reopen the same incision)
  • – Gastric Plication


Gastric band surgery can be covered by NHS and can be refunded, if gastric band surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Gastric band abroad could be alternative you can afford.

It is possible to receive gastric band pre treatment and after treatment consultation in London.

Now NHS allows you to bypass the NHS queue for gastric band surgery, by reimbursing costs of treatment, if you receive gastric band surgery in private treatment abroad.

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