Gastric Banding

Conditions that preclude gastric banding

You have an inflammatory disease or condition of the gastrointestinal tract, such as ulcers, severe oesophagitis, or Crohns disease. You have severe heart or lung disease that makes you a poor candidate for any surgery. You have some other disease that makes you a poor candidate for any surgery. You have a problem that could cause bleeding in the oesophagus or stomach. You have portal...

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Gastric Banding Facts

11,000 procedures performed in Australia 2010. Over 60,000 procedures performed since 1994 and 650,000 worldwide in the past 10 years. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Procedure is the most widely used weight loss procedure in Australia. The Gastric Band, like a belt, is fastened around the top of the stomach. The stomach and intestines are not cut or re-routed. The Gastric Band is...

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