Gastric Band Surgery

Gastric Band Surgery

What is a Gastric Band?

A gastric band is an adjustable silicone band, known as a Lap-Band, that is placed around the top of the stomach, with a very small pouch of the stomach above it. The band is connected to an access port that is placed beneath the abdominal wall, this is used to adjust the gastric band.

The gastric band is the least invasive and safest weight loss procedures that has been widely used for over 35 years. Often a Gastric band surgery can be carried out as a day case or with an overnight stay.

How does a Gastric Band work?

Once the gastric band has been placed saline can be injected into this port to adjust the pressure being applied by the gastric band. By adding saline and increasing the pressure on the upper stomach it creates a feeling of fullness resulting in a reduction of appetite.

What are the benefits of a Gastric Band?

Minimally Invasive

The surgery is minimally invasive, involving smaller incisions and potentially shorter recovery times compared to more invasive procedures.

Reversible

The gastric band procedure is reversible, providing flexibility in case circumstances change or if an alternative approach is desired.

Adjustable Weight Loss

The gastric band’s adjustability allows for gradual weight loss by regulating the size of the stomach pouch, helping individuals achieve and maintain a healthier weight over time.

Will a Gastric Band work for me?

The Gastric Band has been designed to support patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and above and you can calculate this via our online tool.

To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard with the gastric band and follow the advice given by your clinical team.

However, not everyone is suitable for the Gastric Band procedure and you would need an initial assessment with a Bariatric Consultant Specialist to assess your suitability and ensure the Gastric Band is right for you.

How much does the Gastric Band cost?

Our Gastric Band plans have been designed to offer you the essential care and support needed prior and post bariatric surgery.

How much does the Gastric Band cost?

Our Gastric Band plans have been designed to offer you the essential care and support needed prior and post bariatric surgery.

Our Gastric Band patients

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Andy’s Story

Lost 7st with the Gastric Band

Finance

Streamline Weight Loss Finance Options

With flexible finance options available to help get your journey started

Flexible payment plans available, repayable over 24 to 60 months to help you spread the cost of surgery

Insurance

We are delighted to work in partnership with VitalityHealth, the only UK private health insurer to offer bariatric surgery. 

If you have Vitality, you may be eligible to have weight loss surgery at Streamline using your VitalityHealth Insurance. 

Streamline Weight Loss Vitality Health

Insurance

We are delighted to work in partnership with VitalityHealth, the only UK private health insurer to offer bariatric surgery. 

If you have Vitality, you may be eligible to have weight loss surgery at Streamline using your VitalityHealth Insurance. 

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