As one of the most experienced obesity surgeons in the world, widely considered as the father of gastric banding, we are highly privileged that Professor Favretti has chosen to work exclusively for Healthier Weight in the UK. As a result of his unparalleled expertise and experience, Healthier Weight patients benefit from the best possible surgical outcomes and weight loss success.
Professor Favretti's interest in bariatric surgery began in the 1980s when he worked closely with Dr Lubomyr Kuzmak. Taking Kuzmak's original concept of an adjustable gastric band, Prof. Favretti helped turn it into a reality, culminating in the implantation of the first LAP-BAND by Belachew in 1993, followed a week later by Favretti and Cadiere.
In addition to the development of the band itself, Prof. Favretti developed the surgical technique used by most surgeons worldwide today. Since then he has continued to pioneer new procedures such as the single incision (SILS) placement of the band through the tummy button which now represents the gold standard in gastric banding throughout the world. He has also made contributions to other obesity surgery procedures, especially biliopancreatic diversion (BPD/DS) and the Bandinaro.