A band review appointment is a vital part of the aftercare process for anyone who has a gastric band placed. During your review appointment one of our specialist clinicians will assess your dietary intake and any symptoms you may be experiencing. If appropriate, we will adjust your gastric band accordingly, such as adding saline fluid (band fill) or removal of fluid (aspiration) to help you feel satisfied and comfortable when eating.
Before any adjustments are made your clinician will discuss how you are coping with your band, the types and amounts of food you are eating. Using this information your clinician will decide what if any adjustment is required. They will discuss this decision with you ensuring that we are working together in partnership to help you achieve the best possible weight loss.
If an adjustment is required it usually only takes a few minutes. You will be asked to lie down on a couch. Your clinician may ask you to raise your legs a few inches off the couch, tensing your abdominal wall muscles, which pushes the port forward into a more prominent position. A special huber needle that doesn’t damage the port is passed through the skin into the port. Saline can be injected or removed from the gastric band. Following the adjustment your clinician will check you can drink.
We provide our expert aftercare services across a number of key locations, and our team are very well placed to help you to achieve the results that you are looking for, whatever your goal may be.
Spire Havant Portsmouth Hospital – Hampshire
The Health Hub & Wellness Hub – Cardiff
Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital – Surrey
BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital – Harrow
Lost 7st with the Gastric Band