Welcome to our new blog on the subject of gastric bands and obesity. The aim of this blog is to encourage people who have had gastric bands to share their experiences with people who might be considering such bariatric surgery.
Over the last few years bariatric surgery (weight loss) has become far more common as a strategy to fight obesity.
So how does a gastric band work? Actually the principle of the gastric band is very simple. It involves the surgical implant of a band which reduces the size of the stomach. This means that a person who has had a gastric band feels full more quickly than before and will eat less and this will lead to weight loss.
To help our readers understand what it is like to have a gastric band we would love it if you could share your experiences here on the blog. Anything you have to say about weight loss surgery will be really useful but you might want to think about the following questions:-
- Have you had a gastric band? If so what was the surgery like and how successful was the operation?
- If you have not had a gastric band would you ever considering having the implant?
- What other strategies have you used to lose weight? How successful were they?
- Would you recommend the operation to other people?
Please feel free to use the comments box below to share you thoughts and experiences about weight loss surgery. Please feel free to include any links which you think other readers may find of interest.
Many thanks in advance