Gastric Band in Mexico
Gastric banding makes use of an implant to restrict the stomach activity of a person. This is probably the second most popular surgery for weight loss, having been performed over 750,000 times in the US alone. The surgery takes only one hour approximately and you can be ready to return to work within a period of seven to 10 days.
How gastric banding works
The surgery may be performed laparoscopically and this allows the surgeon to use some small incisions instead of a large one. Gastric band uses an implant to restrict the stomach’s upper portion and this induces a smaller capacity of the stomach. The smaller capacity enables the patient to feel fuller faster and thus reduces their calorie intake. However, it is worth noting that the surgery doesn’t make any changes to the digestive track. The band can be adjusted to enable the surgeon to change its tightness, and it can also be reversed.
Who should undergo gastric band in Mexico
Typically, in order to be allowed to undergo gastric band surgery, you should have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or more. Since BMI may not be accurate for everybody, people who have a weight of at least 100 pounds are considered to be the best candidates for the surgery. If you are extremely obese and have a BMI of over 45, you may not qualify or be recommended for gastric bypass surgery. Candidates are also expected to be having co-morbidites such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol in order to be considered favorably during the review of their health history by the surgeon.
Gastric band in Mexico – Risks and complications
Various risks associated with gastric band surgery may include band slippage, band leakage, band erosion or poor band intolerance.
Slippage can be remedied by removing the lap band’s fluid using surgical repositioning.
Band erosion also known as band migration result when there is growth of the gastric band system in the stomach.
Band leakage can cause a feeling of decreased restriction as well as increased hunger.
Bad intolerance occurs when the patient doesn’t tolerate the lap band system ‘s placement. It usually causes gastric reflux problems, frequent vomiting and discomfort despite several attempts to have the port’s fluid level adjusted. This situation can only be remedied through surgically removing the band.
Cost of gastric band in Mexico
Patients who choose to undergo gastric band in Mexico with Dr Jose A. Castaneda can pay just under $5000 and price may vary depending on location, gastric band surgery is performed in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. The cost may also include other costs associated with the surgery such as transport and accommodation but excluding airfare* (subject to promotional limited offers). Contact us and get a Free Quote.
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