Adjustable Gastric Banding

January 17th, 2011

Also requires no adjustments as the Adjustable Gastric Banding or perform anastomosis (connection between the intestines) and gastric bypass. The is very rapid recovery takes between two and three days of hospitalization and restart work can be carried out after 8 days postoperatively. Who can benefit? Gastrectomy surgery is currently one of the best treatments for lasting weight loss in obese patients who have failed nonsurgical methods of weight reduction. Potential candidates for gastrectomy, are people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 men who weigh 45 kilos more than their ideal body weight or women who weigh 36 kilos more than his ideal weight people a BMI between 35 and 40 who have another condition linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, etc. Gastrectomy is also a technique that can be used as a first step in patients at high risk in order to achieve weight loss and reduce risks before making further surgery such as bypass Gastric. How much weight will I lose? The weight loss is achieved by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed. The technique of gastrectomy shows a weight loss of 65-70% of overweight 5-year follow-up. The weight loss is more significant in the 1st.

years after surgery. Frequent losses of 5 kg. per month during the first months, then go lowering the loss until 12-18 months. It is considered a success if it loses half of overweight and most existing interventions exceed it.

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