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Whats a gastric band?

Whats a gastric band?

A device : Goes around the upper part of the stomach to help suppress appetite between meals. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Simpson
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Gastric Banding (Definition)

The band is placed around the stomach to decrease appetite. It does not work when you eat- it works two hours later. The band adds pressure to the stomach and that allows your body to be fooled into thinking your last meal was more than it was. It does not make you feel full, it does not make you feel satisfied when you eat, it works two hours later. - it is a ...Read more


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How effective is gastric banding?

How effective is gastric banding?

It's you: The band is a tool. You do the work. If you don't want to do the work then wait until you really are willing. ...Read more

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Who has the gastric banding done?

Morbid obesity: People who have about 80 plus pounds to lose. Check with lapband.Com. ...Read more

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Should I get a gastric band if I can't stop eating?

Should I get a gastric band if I can't stop eating?

What?: The band is to suppress appetite. It won't make you stop eating or tell you when to stop eating. ...Read more

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What are some of the complications after gastric banding?

Slip and erosion: The major complications with the band are a slip where the band causes a partial or complete blockage of the stomach or an erosion where the band erodes into the stomach causing a hole in the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastric banding?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the stomach to decrease appetite. It does not work when you eat- it works two hours later. The band adds pressure to the stomach and that allows your body to be fooled into thinking your last meal was more than it was. It does not make you feel full, it does not make you feel satisfied when you eat, it works two hours later. - it is a great weight loss operation. ...Read more

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How would you know if your gastric band has slipped out of place?

UGI: A band slip is suggested by various patient symptoms, but is definitively diagnosed with an UGI xray or modified barium swallow xray of your stomach. Endoscopy can also be helpful, in some cases. See your bariatric surgeon immediately when things don't feel right with your band. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it is possible to have a gastric band fitted on the nhs?

NHS you mean: National health service of uk , if it is it possible in uk they have weight reduction surgery programs , if you stand in line ( waiting list ) , by the time your turn comes, you lost your weight already ! . Good luck. ...Read more

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