Why is Aftercare So Important?
It is no exaggeration to say that aftercare the key ingredient in your gastric band success. You’ll need the right band adjustments, coaching and support to develop the habits needed for band success. Our team is dedicated to providing you with that support.
Put simply, to get good and safe long term weight loss from your band it needs correct adjustment. That means adjustments at the right time, of the right amount and by a properly trained bariatric (weight loss) nurse.
As a Healthier Weight band patient, you’ll receive free of charge band adjustments for 2 years. Those adjustments will be carried out by our specialist team of bariatric nurses. You are likely to need 3 band adjustments in the first 6 months to get your band working just right for you. This cannot be rushed and it’s important to avoid the temptation to over fill the band too soon for reasons explained in the following section.
Our Gastric Band Aftercare Package
The Healthier Weight Gastric Band Aftercare Package has ben developed to provide everything you need for gastric band success. It includes*:
- 2 year ‘no quibble’ warranty to protect you in the event you experience a band complication, and an option to extend this to 5 years
- Free of charge band adjustments and clinic reviews for 2 years
- Lifetime free of charge clinic reviews when clinically indicated
- Lifetime telephone support and advice – free of chrage
- Free post operative surgeon review when clinically indicated
- One X-ray adjustment free of charge when clinically indicated to assess band positioning or functioning of your band
- Scheduled support from the bariatric support team throughout the 2 years following your surgery
- Post-operative clinical review with bariatric nurse at 2 weeks
- Gastric band handbook with advice on nutrition, physical activity and the 10-Success Rules
- Emergency Helpline