- Gastric banding surgery and Hospital Stay
- Weight Loss
- Short Term Side Effects and Complications
- Adjustments and Fills
- The Green Zone
- Long Term Side Effects and Complications
- Advantages and disadvantages.
The weight Loss after gastric banding surgery slower and more variable than with the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve. Patients may lose ZERO to 80% of their excess weight over 1 to 5 years. Compared to the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve, the calorie restrictions and hunger suppression is less. Because it is a “smaller tool”, it requires even greater diligence, understanding, and motivation to make weight loss successful.
Most of the 10 year results for the band have been based on patients from Europe and Australia. In the United States, the long term weight loss results have been less successful. Some surgeons feel that it is extremely difficult to lose more than 100 pounds with the band, and do not recommend it for anyone with a BMI of 50 or above.
Weight Loss after gastric banding surgery