gastric banding

gastric banding

a surgical treatment for morbid obesity consisting of creation of a gastric pouch by application to the proximal stomach of a silicone band, sometimes with an accompanying reservoir that can be filled with saline to adjust the size of the pouch's stoma.
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Washington, April 8 ( ANI ): A new research has revealed weightloss surgery or gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight.
Contract notice: Medical devices for interventional gastroenterology and gastric banding.
Medical history included laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding fitted in May, 2007, for class III obesity, when her body mass index (BMI) was 45.
Obesity surgery (also known as weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery) in the form of a gastric bypass, gastric balloon or gastric banding may be the solution for you.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery resulted in greater, more rapid, and ore sustained weight loss com pared with gastric banding, but also a higher number of complications in a matched-pair study.
The surgical interventions covered in the registry include gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
The National Obesity Forum said millions could be saved in future treatment costs if they had ops like gastric banding - which cuts the size of the stomach.
GASTRIC BANDS Gastric banding is a surgical procedure that involves fitting a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach.
Gastric banding surgery costs around pounds 7,000 if done privately and can cause side effects.
Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgical treatment for morbid obesity, and apparently the most important factor in the success of this operation is the hands of the surgeon.
Gastric banding is available to adults who have tried all other conventional methods of weight loss but have failed to lose any significant amount of weight.
Although the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended bariatric surgery, such as gastric banding, as a treatment option for morbidly obese people who have other significant diseases in 2006, relatively small rates of obese patients are being funded for treatment.