The adjustable gastric band (known as lap banding) acts as a restrictive procedure. A silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch above the band, about the size of a golf ball and a large pouch below the band.
This creates an hour glass appearance and it functions by limiting the amount of food you can eat in order to feel full and also controls the rate food that is emptied out of the pouch into the rest of the stomach. This is at a slower rate than normal and therefore you should feel satisfied on smaller amounts of food and feel fuller for a longer period of time.
The gastric band can be tightened or loosened and will need adjusting from time to time. An adjustment reduces the size of the opening into the rest of the stomach below the band. This is done via the port (button like) which is connected to the band by a small thin tube that is positioned under the skin and fat. Please more that this is not visible.
Gastric band adjustments are relatively pain free and will be carried out by our own team of specialists until the suitable restriction for you is established. This can be different for every patient.
Patients typically lose 20% of their total body weight over a period of 12-18 months period and are back to work after 7-10 days. As the band is designed for slow continuous weight loss (1-2 pounds per week).
Benefits of Gastric Band Surgery
LEAST INVASIVE SURGICAL OPTION
PATIENTS TYPICALLY LOSE 30-35% TOTAL BODY WEIGHT
NO INTESTINAL RE-ROUTING
NO CUTTING OR STAPLING OF THE STOMACH
SMALL INCISIONS AND MINIMAL SCARRING
SHORTER RECOVERY TIME & HOSPITAL STAY
ADJUSTABLE & INDIVIDUALISED
FEWER RISKS THAN GASTRIC BYPASS
BAND SLIPPAGE OR EROSION
ANAESTHETIC CONTRA INDICATIONS
DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS (DVT) / PULMONARY EMBOLISM (PE)
*As with any surgical procedures there are possible risks and complications including death. They are uncommon and everything possible will be done to prevent them from happening. Speak to your surgeon to discuss any concerns you may have.
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The operation takes approximately 45 mins and will require an overnight stay in hospital. Over eating and poor eating habits can cause nausea and vomiting. This may jeopardise your potential to maximise weight loss and may result in band slippage.
Aftercare and Support like no other
We pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive support package around you after your procedure. Weight Loss Surgery itself is simply a tool to help you lose weight, our aftercare team work with you to make sure this is as effective as possible in your weight loss journey. At Tonic we are the only provider to offer a Premium 2-5 Year Aftercare service to ensure you get the results you desire and deserve from your procedure.
Other Providers Aftercare
Tonic Premium Aftercare
Specialist Nutritional Support
Virtual Personal Trainer & Health Coach
Specialist Psychotherapist Support
Tonic Toolkit (Including a Bariatric Plate)
Insurance Backed Surgery Warranty
Dedicated Bariatric Surgeon & Nurse
Chauffeur Driven Service
12 Months (on average)
2 – 5 Years
*Optional Add on
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At your consultation you will meet directly with one of our leading specialist Bariatric Surgeons and discuss the best solution for you and book in a date for your surgery
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On the day of your surgery you will arrive at the hospital via one of our chauffeurs and into the safe hands of our Specialist Bariatric Nurses and Surgery team
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After your procedure and hospital discharge you will return home via one of our chauffeurs. Our team are here for you 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns
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At Tonic Weight Loss Surgery we offer a bespoke service to all of our patients – this is because all our patients are unique in their own way and they are likely to have different needs and requirements.
When you book a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons we will arrange a pre-consultation telephone call for you. This is where our surgeon will call you prior to your in-house consultation and go through the details of the operation you are considering to ensure that:
You are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
The procedure you are considering is the correct one for you.
Your medical history is within expectations.
To discover if any concerns are preventing you from undergoing the operation.
You have a chance to feel at ease with the surgeon before you attend your in-house consultation – we are fully aware of how daunting this can be.
For further information please contact on of our team on 0115 950 4662 to discuss your individual case.
We are experts in the field of Weight Loss and Weight Loss Surgery and have many years of experience. Tonic Weight Loss Surgery currently have clinics situated around the UK; Birmingham, Cardiff, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London & Nottingham. Our philosophy is simple, we teach you how to ‘eat to live, not live to eat’
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