We are privileged to have Professor Franco Favretti on our team. He works exclusively
for Healthier Weight in the UK (operating from London) and here's why we think you should book a FREE consultation
to discuss your weight loss options with him, particularly if you're interested in the gastric band
Prof Favretti, as well as helping to make the gastric band a reality with Dr Kuzmak in 1993, performed the second gastric band operation in the world. Since then he has become widely regarded as the father of gastric banding by pioneering the surgical techniques used to implant them, techniques that are now used as standard by surgeons around the world.
It is Franco Favretti we have to thank for the many developments in laparoscopic gastric band surgery that now make it one of the safest and most effective weight loss procedures available. One of the major developments in recent times is the new technique we refer to as SILS
; the implantation of the gastric band through 1 incision (usually the belly button). This not only leaves a better cosmetic outcome but actually aids patient recovery.