The Benefits

What are the benefits of gastric band surgery?

Gastric band surgery is a clinically proven method of weight loss.

  • When combined with a supervised diet, increased activity and behaviour modification, it can lead to long-term weight loss
  • The health benefits associated with the gastric band include its potential to cure or significantly improve a variety of specific conditions, including:
    • Diabetes (type 2)
    • Sleep apnoea
    • Hypertension
    • High cholesterol (Dyslipidaemia)
    • Reflux disease/indigestion
    • Stress incontinence
    • Asthma episodes
    • Joint / muscle pain
    • Infertility
  • Weight loss is more than with non-surgical programmes alone.
  • Average excess weight loss is 50% (for example, if a patient is 10 stone overweight then we would expect him/her to lose on average 5 stone).

We feel it is important for patients to have a clear view of the commitments and risks associated with this surgery. However, these have to be balanced against the longer-term risks of remaining severely overweight. This should be fully discussed with your bariatric surgeon at the time of your consultation.

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