Change your life with a gastric band
On the day of her surgery, Lisa weighed over 18 stone, now 3 years later she has lost a staggering 7 stone.
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Frequently asked questions
The gastric band is the safest weight loss procedure, and for many it’s also the best. With a track record stretching back 25 years, it’s proven to be safe and effective. A small, hollow silicone band is placed around part of the stomach which can be tightened or loosened as required to maximise weight loss. Our team has done over 20,000 band procedures and it’s an option everyone contemplating bariatric surgery should consider.
Your weight loss will vary according to how well you are able to follow the rules for band success. They are to eat slowly, to eat foods of the right texture and to cut out high-calorie soft foods and drinks. As a guide, you can expect to lose 50-60% of your excess weight over the first 2 years although many patients will do much better than this (see before and after photos and stories from successful gastric band patients here).
We build on 15 years experience of helping thousands of patients to include the support you need to succeed. Our patients lose weight more quickly and experience fewer post operative complications thanks to a package that includes the following:
- Up to 5 year warranty to cover costs of corrective surgery if you have a complication
- Free of charge band adjustments for 2 years and support to help you reach your weight loss goal
- Expert bariatric surgeons with experience of 1000s of gastric band procedures
- Band specialist team with the expertise and experience to help you get the best results
- Finance option – spread the full cost of your procedure (less a deposit) over 4 years with affordable finance. Interest free option available.
With a gastric band, you may eat most foods that don’t cause you discomfort. However, because you can only eat small amounts, it is important to include foods which are rich in protein but low in fat and sugar. We encourage you to eat vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lean meat and fish. You will receive detailed nutritional information following your band surgery.
There are not really any foods that you should avoid, and that is one of the benefits of the gastric band. In order to maximise your weight loss, however, it is important to avoid or reduce the calories you consume through soft foods or liquids. When you are eating soft foods the ‘squeezing’ of food through the stomach doesn’t occur and you will not get the early feeling of fullness that you want. So, a band gives you complete flexibility but you need to be careful about the textures of what you eat. Following the advice that we provide on eating with a band will give you the best possible chance of successful weight loss, and minimise eating discomfort.
Whether you’re eligible for a gastric band will depend on a number of factors including your age, weight and medical history. At your free consultation we can confirm your eligibility for surgery and answer any questions but as a guide you’re likely to be eligible if…
- Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30kg/m2 or over.
- You’ve tried diets but are unable to keep the weight off you lose
- Your weight is having a negative impact on your life
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