Though we all regard obesity as a curse, and no matter how hard we try, there are certain condition where we cannot escape from it. It could be some disease like diabetes or thyroid related problems, side effects of some drugs or a lifestyle which we cannot change. Diets, exercises or medicines to lose weight can be helpful to some extent but they keep coming back. But weight loss surgeries or bariatric surgery like stomach stapling or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are permanent solution which cures obesity as well as control the underlying cause of it. This eventually improves the quality of life. These procedures modify the gastric tract so that the absorption of nutrients intake can be controlled.
Another such surgery is laparoscopic gastric banding. In this process a flexible band is inserted into the abdomen which forms a pouch. After every meal, the pouch fills up soon and moves slowly towards the intestine. This gives the patient a feeling of filled stomach and does not feel hungry for a long time. Laparoscopic gastric banding is the least invasive of all bariatric surgeries. Also, the risks involved and post-operative trauma is lesser in this case compared to other procedures. And the best thing is that since the band inserted is flexible in nature, as your dietary habit changes the capacity of your stomach changes too. And if you are confident enough to continue with the improved and disciplined lifestyle you can get the band removed too.
Even a decade back, no one thought of making a dedicated department for bariatric. Weight loss surgeries were synonymous with liposuction and abdominoplasty. But in very little time, India has shown all round progress in healthcare sector. As a result, the bariatric consultants and allied technicians’ efficiency has gone much beyond the international standard. People are coming to India to undergo less invasive surgeries like laparoscopic gastric banding which are low cost as well. However, there are certain conditions that doctors recommend to follow post operation. Complete rest is essential to heal the wound of stitches. Usually ibuprofen or paracetamol is prescribed in case pain arises.
This kind of surgery is recommended to people having BMI more than 50 and who have failed in losing weight even after repeated attempts of diets or pills. This hour –long procedure can do wonder that you have always looked forward to. If you leave the initial discomforts of operation, laparoscopic gastric banding is completely hassle free way of losing weight. It makes you healthy by addressing related problems like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid etc. It changes your lifestyle and makes a healthy food habit. In any case, you are in an all-win situation.