Banded Gastric Bypass Surgery - The Hospital Group

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The minimum age for any consultation and a surgical procedure is 18. It is not possible to proceed with treatment if you become pregnant.

Banded Gastric bypass with The Hospital Group

We’re the UK’s most trusted weight loss & cosmetic surgery provider

Could a gastric band help to maintain your weight loss?

Gastric bypass surgery can greatly aid weight loss when combined with a programme of dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes. The surgery can help patients who struggle with obesity to lose significant amounts of weight and achieve a more active lifestyle. On average patients lose 55 to 70% of excess weight after 3 years (source: National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report 2014).

However, if you have had a gastric bypass and find that you haven’t been able to achieve your weight loss goals, you may want to consider the addition of a gastric band. Gastric band surgery is a way of accelerating weight loss by stimulating nerve endings at the top of your stomach so that you’re satisfied with smaller portions and therefore eat less. It’s a keyhole procedure and, unlike gastric bypass surgery, a gastric band is reversible.

At The Hospital Group, we’ve helped many patients lose as much as 10 stone or more through gastric banding. You’ll want to make sure that it’s right for you, so it’s important to take the advice of one of the leading bariatric surgeons that we work with.

We’re here to help you get the best results. Get in touch and take the next step today.

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Gastric bypass banding results

Your bypass surgeon, nurses and dieticians are here to understand your weight loss goals and help you achieve them. See for yourself the results that other patients have achieved and the difference it’s made for them.

Why choose The Hospital Group for banded gastric band surgery?

The Hospital Group is the largest and most trusted UK provider of weight loss surgery, performing thousands of procedures every year.

When you’re putting your trust in a weight loss surgeon, only the most experienced will do. At The Hospital Group, we only select GMC-registered surgeons to work with us.

Our world-class facilities include our own state-of-the-art private hospital, Dolan Park in Worcestershire, and a wide network of clinics across the UK. Wherever you visit us, you’ll find a team that is dedicated to providing exceptional care, from your first consultation right through to the comprehensive aftercare we offer. When you start your journey with The Hospital Group, we’ll help you through every step.

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Banded Gastric bypass surgery frequently asked questions

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When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask. You ask your surgeon any questions as part of your consultation, but to start the ball rolling here are the answers to some that our patients most frequently ask.

Banded Gastric bypass surgery FAQs

You’ll need to stay in hospital for at least one night after your procedure.


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We recommend that you take a week of work to aid your recovery.


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Gastric bands are designed to help you lose weight gradually. The amount you lose will depend on committing to a healthy lifestyle and following your specialist dietitian’s advice to get the best results for you.


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This varies from person to person. The first adjustment (if indicated) takes place a minimum of 5 weeks following surgery. Sometimes, simply having the band in place but without being tightened is enough to provide sufficient benefit. However, it usually takes about 4 to 6 months to reach a level where you are comfortably and consistently losing weight. After the first adjustment, band adjustments must be a minimum of three weeks apart, if indicated. We advise patients to take their lead from our specialist dietitians when deciding whether an adjustment is indicated. This helps you recognise how your own eating patterns and food choices help to activate the fluid in your band and how you can work with it.


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The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in achieving your target weight. However, it can be removed if you wanted to reverse the procedure.


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More details on banded gastric bypass surgery

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At The Hospital Group, we’re here to look after you. As UK market leaders in weight loss management, we offer advice you can trust, treatment based on your individual needs, and support throughout your journey with us. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect.

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We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric band surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


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At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


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On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your whole experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric band surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic. Gastric banding involves placing a fully adjustable silicone ring around the top of the stomach to stimulate specific nerve endings in the stomach wall. Once the band has been adjusted sufficiently, this helps to create a feeling of satisfaction on smaller portions of food. A port is placed under the skin, which is easily accessible for adjustments of the band. Using a keyhole technique means that for most patients there will be very little scarring.


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We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric band surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for at least one night following your procedure. However, sometimes the procedure can be performed as a day case. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


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When you have a gastric band, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 2 or 4 years, depending on the package you have purchased: · Unlimited band assessments with our highly trained nurses and dietitians, and adjustments when clinically indicated · Surgical cover for 2 or 4 years including post-op surgery for port adjustment, port replacement, port reconnection, correction for band slippage or erosion, and X-rays · Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions · 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


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