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Gastric Banding > Laparoscopic Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is a major health problem worldwide and has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Laparscopic Bariatric surgery is currently the only modality that provides a significant, sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients, with resultant improvement in obesity-related comorbidities.

Gastric banding as it is otherwise known, is an operation performed under general anaesthetic. A surgeon will place an adjustable band around the top of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band is attached via a thin tube to a small "port" or reservoir, which is placed under the abdominal skin at the time of surgery. This port allows the surgeon to increase the tightness of the band (by injecting fluid into the reservoir) at a later stage. In Australia, laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) is the most common method used to perform gastric banding. This procedure is considered simple and safe for people who are very overweight and experience complications because of their weight.

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