Gastric banding - Weight loss procedure information and locations in Mexico

Gastric banding is a type of weight-loss procedure which consists on placing a small silicone band around the stomach to decrease its size. The band can be tightened or loosened depending on the patient’s needs. This is usually a same day procedure.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and usually performed laparoscopically. The surgeon will place the band on the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch that fills up faster. A small port under the skin is connected to the band in order to tighten or loosen it.
Depending on the doctor and the needs of the patient, the procedure might be a robotically assisted surgery.
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Gastric banding
Procedure: 1 hr.
Hospital stay: 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 3 - 5 days
After surgery
Out-of-town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the bariatric surgeon face-to-face or virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 3 - 5 days from the gastric band.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Weight loss procedure frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for gastric band surgery?
This procedure is only recommended to patients who suffer from severe obesity, and whose body-mass index is over 35. Doctors may only consider it after other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How long will recovery be?
Generally, patients can return to less physically demanding jobs after a week. Most patients can resume their normal activities after six weeks from surgery. A full recovery might occur after 18 months of weight loss.
Will the surgery be painful?
Its normal to feel some pain and discomfort immediately after surgery, doctors may prescribe medication for the pain.
How fast will I lose weight?
Weight loss is a gradual process, and may take longer depending on the patient and their lifestyle. During the first weeks after surgery weight loss is more dramatic, you could loss 2 or 3 ponds per week. This generally slows after 8 weeks. After 18 months weight loss tends to dramatically slow down.
Do I need a special diet?
Doctor will require patients to follow a special diet for the first month after surgery. The diet starts with liquid food, then moves to pureed foods, and then solids in small portions. This is so your stomach can heal properly.
After I lose weight, can I have my gastric band removed?
A gastric band is meant to last for an indefinite time, however, it can be safely removed after weight loss. Most doctors don’t recommend removing it, as some patients could no longer be satisfied with the smaller portions and may start to eat more. We recommend you consult with your specialist to find out what your body needs.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.