Five years have passed since they had their banded sleeve gastrectomy, and their stomachs are still the same size with no stretching at all! And of course, without any weight regain… that’s the best of all.
Science does not stop developing the followed techniques and procedures to improve the results of the sleeve gastrectomy and to ensure the long-term maintenance of weight loss and its subsequent benefits, so banded sleeve gastrectomy has been recently innovated to achieve that… but how it works?
Advantages of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy over the Classic Sleeve Gastrectom
Banded sleeve gastrectomy is a recent modification to the classic gastric sleeve surgery which includes an additional step following traditional sleeve gastrectomy (in which approximately 80% of the stomach is removed).
After the sleeve gastrectomy, An adjustable band or gastric ring is placed around the upper part of the gastric sleeve (just below the gastro esophageal “GE” junction); Therefore the banded sleeve gastrectomy helps you to:
- Limit the amount of food intake and to reach satiety faster; This stimulates more weight loss over a shorter time span.
- More importantly, the ring (or band) used in the banded sleeve gastrectomy has proven effectiveness in preventing gastric dilatation (stomach stretching) in the long term; This prevents weight regain and maintains the weight loss results achieved after a sleeve gastrectomy.
Is it safe to place a band around the stomach?!
“Yes, it is”.
The gastric ring (or band) used in banded sleeve gastrectomy is mainly made of medical-grade silicone, which is totally safe & biocompatible with the tissue of the stomach and its adjacent organs.
The band can also be easily adjusted to reach the desired diameter without any harm to the stomach, and it can also be removed when needed without any problems.
➤ We affirm the importance of consulting Dr. Tarek Abouzeid about the type of sleeve gastrectomy that’s the best for you. Only the specialist surgeon can help you make the right decision.
Does it prolong the duration of the surgery to place the ring?
Banded sleeve gastrectomy usually takes 35 to 45 minutes, this means that the placement of the ring adds around 10 minutes to the typical operating time.
Banded sleeve gastrectomy paves the way to enhance the outcomes of the sleeve gastrectomy in both the short and long term, in addition to maintaining the advantages of the classic sleeve gastrectomy such as the short operating time, high safety level, hospital discharge within a day at the most, speedy recovery and the quick return to work & regular routine after the surgery.