Gastric Banding is an innovative, minimally invasive treatment for severe obesity. These types of intervention are also called bariatric surgery. The procedure involves the placement of a band around the upper part of the stomach and attached a suction tube to the band as well. This creates a small pouch at the top of one’s stomach, which prevents absorption of food into the body. People with this condition will be highly susceptible to illnesses as their stomachs will not be able to absorb nutrients in the food taken into it.
Patients who have gastric band Dubai surgery are prone to several complications such as gallstones, liver disorders, and some even develop life-threatening conditions such as gallbladder attacks or pulmonary embolism. In addition, the procedure may lead to excessive bleeding, blood clots, allergic reactions, nausea, and vomiting. As a result of these side effects, it has been prohibited by some insurance companies to perform the surgery on obese people.
Another problem caused by the surgery is the fact that it can only be performed if the patient has undergone several prior surgeries. For patients who have undergone other interventions such as bariatric procedures before, the Gastric Banding becomes an unnecessary procedure. Moreover, since the patient will be unable to consume large amounts of food, he may become malnourished due to the deficiency of essential nutrients. The malnourishment may increase the risks of infection and other diseases to a great extent. Bariatric patients can only benefit from this minimally invasive bariatric procedure if they undergo it after undergoing at least three previous surgeries.
Patients with Type 2 diabetes are also advised against undergoing the surgery of gastric balloon Dubai. The surgery can interfere with the normal processes involved in the digestion of carbohydrates, which can eventually cause the patient to suffer from hypoglycemia. Furthermore, the lack of proper nutrition can cause damage to vital organs like the heart, lungs, and kidneys. In the long run, the risks of complications will outweigh the benefits, which can result to death.
It is important for patients to understand the benefits and risks associated with the procedure before they undergo it. Although there are some physicians who criticize the benefits of gastric band surgery as insignificant compared to the risks, the procedure has brought significant improvements in the lives of overweight people. For example, many patients lost more than ten pounds within a short period of time. In addition to this, most patients noticed significant changes in their appetite and emotional well-being. Patients who have followed-up surgeries weight loss programs are able to sustain the results for several years.
As a general rule, gastric band should be used only for patients who suffer from serious obesity, severe symptoms of strictures and adhesions, and severe reflux. Patients must also be aware that the band may interfere with proper digestion or absorption of nutrients from food. Because the band can tighten the stomach muscles, vomiting may occur. In some extreme cases, patients may vomit into their hands or into their mouths due to insufficient air ways in the stomach.