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Adjustable Gastric Band

The Adjustable Gastric Banding system, involves placing a silicone elastomer band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch that holds limited amounts of food. When accompanied by dietary and lifestyle changes, the Adjustable Gastric Banding system may promote lifelong weight loss.
Advantages may include:
  • Minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible
  • Requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach
  • Quicker recovery -- patients may resume normal activities within one to two weeks
To be considered for the Adjustable Gastric Banding, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be at least 100 pounds or more overweight
  • Have been overweight for at least five years
  • Made serious attempts to lower weight that have had little or no success
  • Be prepared to make substantial dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Not drink alcohol in excess
Call 770-956-STAR (7827)
Bariatric surgeries are not without severe risks including death and should only be considered as a last resort for weight loss. Weight loss varies according to the individual. This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co morbidities.