Gastric band surgery- the easiest and the most reliable method to reduce weight

Gastric band or Lap Band – one of the fastest growing forms of bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been widely accepted, the world over, as one of the most reliable means of weight reduction. As on June 2008, over 450,000 people worldwide have undergone the lap band procedure.

Statistics have shown that a large number of people across the globe suffer from Obesity, which is a dire health dilemma directly harmful to one’s health. Obesity is associated with many diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. It is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it has an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy. The goal of the lap band surgery is to help severely overweight people achieve long-term weight loss. The idea is to create a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach with a controlled and adjustable stoma, without stapling, thus limiting food intake.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, more commonly called Lap Band Surgery, helps with weight loss by restricting how much food the stomach can hold. The name Lap Band comes from the surgical technique used (laparoscopic) and the name of the product used (gastric band).

The LAP-BAND procedure involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach which creates a smaller pouch at the top of the stomach and leaves the larger portion of the stomach below the band. The band is a hollow ring filled with saline that can be adjusted with more or less saline to create a smaller or larger opening. With Lap Band Surgery, there is no cutting or stapling of the stomach and there is no intestinal rerouting.

Lap-Band Surgery is the most promising new weight loss procedure with many advantages over other obesity surgical options. Since its approval by the FDA in 2001 it has become the fastest growing bariatric (weight loss) procedure in the United States.

The various advantages of the lap band procedure are as follows:

Minimal Trauma

–    Least invasive surgical option

–    No intestinal re-routing

–    No cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel

–    Reduced pain

–    Shorter hospital stay

–    Quicker recovery

Fewer Risks and Side Effects

–    Significantly lower mortality risk than other obesity surgery procedures

–    Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass

–    Reduced risk of hair loss

–    No “dumping syndrome” related to dietary intake restrictions


–    Allows individualized degree of restriction for ideal, long-term weight loss

Adjustments performed without additional surgery

–    Supports pregnancy by allowing stomach outlet size to be opened for increased nutritional needs


–    Removable at any time

–    Stomach and other anatomy are generally restored to their original forms and functions

Effective Long-Term Weight Loss

–    Almost 300,000 cases performed worldwide

–    Standard of care for hundreds of practices around the world

–    Academic publications with up to 7 years of follow-up

Indicure has served many patients for lap band surgery in India from countries like UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UAE etc with great results. More and more people are now realizing the benefits of traveling to India for bariatric procedures. India provides world class medical facilities with hospitals and specialized multi specialty health centers providing their expertise in the areas of bariatric procedures.

Besides this, India offers traditional treatments like Ayurveda therapies and much more, practically covering every aspect of medicine combining modern treatments with traditional experience. Indicure offers specialized ayurved treatments besides bariatric procedures like lap band to provide you holistic healing and rejuvenation while you are in India.

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