Adjustable Gastric Band
Surgery in India
in India

What is Gastric Band Surgery?

Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is a form of weight-loss surgery that is sometimes known as Bariatric surgery. A surgically implanted device called the adjustable gastric band helps in weight loss in obese patients. With just a few tiny incisions in the upper belly, it is performed as a laparoscopic procedure. To create a little stomach pouch, the surgeon wraps an adjustable band around your upper abdomen. As a result, you will feel satisfied with significantly less food.

It’s one of several forms of bariatric surgery that limits how much you can consume at once. While other operations divide your stomach permanently, the adjustable gastric band just temporarily shrinks it. Gastric Band surgery is recommended for individuals who have tried various techniques of weight loss without long-term results. Your physician could advise adjustable gastric band surgery if you are severely obese and have a BMI of 40 or above. If you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a health issue such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes, your doctor may also recommend it.

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Signs and Symptoms of an Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

According to doctor recommendations, anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more should consider getting a gastric band. If there were additional obesity-related conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, or sleep apnea, certain individuals with a BMI of 30 to 34.9 can undergo surgery. 

A doctor may advise Gastric band surgery for certain patients with a BMI of 30 to 35 if:

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery - Do's and Dont's

Dont's :

Do's :

What Tests are Done to Diagnose Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery?

The tests and procedures you need to do before the surgery are listed below:

How is Gastric Band Surgery Performed?

Before surgery, your surgeon can advise you to reduce your weight. Your liver will shrink as a result, which will increase the safety of the procedure. The night before surgery, you shouldn’t consume any food or liquids.

During Surgery

You’ll receive general anesthesia, which will make you unconscious and sleepy throughout the procedure. During laparoscopic surgery, your abdomen is just incised once through a keyhole. A little pump will be inserted into this first keyhole by the surgeon to flood your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. This makes it possible for the operation to be done and for your surgeon to see what they are doing. Your gastric band will be firmly wrapped around the top of your stomach by the surgeon, forming a pouch. A hollow channel in the gastric band has a fluid-filled opening. It’s adjustable because of this. Adding or removing fluid through this port will allow your healthcare professional to change the pressure of the gastric band.

The gastric band is connected to a tiny plastic tube that will enter a port and run just beneath your skin. Your healthcare provider will have access to the port following surgery, so they may administer or remove fluid as needed using a specialized, small needle. The surgeon will close the keyhole incisions after everything is in place and let the gas out of your abdomen. The process is finished in between 30 minutes to an hour.

Post Surgery

In a day or two following surgery, you’ll most likely return home. For the first week or two, you will only be eating liquids. The sort of foods you should eat each day over the coming weeks will be specified by your surgical team. You will need routine blood tests every few months for the first year following surgery. This is to ensure that you do not have low calcium or vitamin D levels, high blood glucose levels, or low blood iron (anemia) or any other nutritional deficiency.

How Long Does it Take Surgery to Heal?

Adjustable Gastric band surgery, like most other procedures, is conducted laparoscopically; the shorter recovery time might be ascribed to the fact that the Gastric Band surgery procedure does not involve any rerouting or cutting of the intestines or stomach. It takes approximately a month for your stomach to recover after surgery, and you can have your first adjustment around this time.  

After the procedure, the patient can probably return home in a day or two. A lot of people can resume their regular activities a few days after returning home. The majority of people take a week off from work. For two to three weeks following surgery, patients are often restricted to liquids or mashed-up meals. Most people can resume eating ordinary foods six weeks following surgery.

Risk Factors for Gastric Band Surgery Procedure

An adjustable gastric band has some hazards:

What Potential Drawbacks or Adverse Effects May Gastric Band Surgery Have?

Who is the Right Candidate for the Surgery?

Gastric Band Surgery may be suggested by a doctor if the patient has:


The average length of stay for patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric band surgery is less than a day. Most patients need approximately a week to get back to work and between three and six weeks to start exercising again.
Despite not being intended for removal, the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band can be removed. This may be done laparoscopically in some instances.
The gastric band is meant to be used for a lifetime. According to studies, between 35 and 40 percent of patients may have their gastric bands removed after ten years.
Wockhardt Hospital is one of the best medical facilities in India for Adjustable gastric band surgery. The facility provides cost-effective, high-quality weight loss operations.
The gastric band procedure is totally reversible and just mildly invasive. An inflatable band is wrapped around the stomach’s top during adjustable gastric banding surgery.