Spain (ES) Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding Related Terms:
Gastric Bypass, Plastic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Body Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, Lap Band, Stomach Stapling, Surgeon, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery

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What Is Gastric Banding Surgery?

Gastric banding is a plastic surgery procedure where an adjustable band is placed around the top of the stomach. The attachment of this “gastric band creates a small pouch on top of the stomach which helps patients in weight loss through appetite control.

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Planing on having gastric banding procedure in Spain?
Here is some General Information about Spain:

Spain By boat

Wherever you are in Spain, from your private yacht you can enjoy gorgeous scenery and distance yourself from the inevitable crowds of tourists that flock to these destinations. May is a particularly pleasant time to charter in the regions of Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands as the weather is good and the crowds have yet to descend. The summer months of July and August are the hottest and tend to have lighter winds. There is no low season for the Canary Islands, as the weather resembles springtime all year round. If you would like to bareboat anywhere in Spain, including the Balearic or Canary Islands, a US Coast Guard License is the only acceptable certification needed by Americans to bareboat. For everyone else, a RYA Yacht Master Certification or International Certificate of Competence will normally do. Although a skipper may be required, a hostess/chef may or may not be necessary. Dining out is strong part of Spanish custom and tradition. If you are planning on docking in a port and exploring fabulous bars and restaurants a hostess/cook may just be useful for serving drinks and making beds. Extra crew can take up valuable room on a tight ship.

Who Should Opt For It?

Gastric banding is an extreme weight loss measure that is advised only for people who are morbidly overweight (BMI>40) and who have been unable to control their weight through regular means like exercise, dieting and supplements. It is also advised for people with heart disease, diabetes and other weight related ailments who have a BMI less than 40 but whose weight is more hazardous than others. It is a safer and less invasive option for those considering gastric bypass.

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The Gastric Banding Procedure

Gastric banding surgery is performed under general anesthesia where the surgeon in Spain (ES) - makes a number of small incisions in order to introduce the silicone band on top of the stomach pouch. A small reservoir, which helps in tightening the gastric band after surgery is also inserted inside the skin. In most cases, the procedure is totally laparoscopic.

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The pouch created by gastric banding limits the intake of food while providing a sense of fullness even when small amounts are eaten. This helps patients who have undergone this procedure in losing weight over a long period of time. A monitoring of patients after two years showed an average weight loss of 23 kgs combined with an improvement in the condition of ailments like diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastro-esophageal reflux, asthma, sleep apnea, depression and infertility.

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Risks and Side Effects

Apart from the usual risks associated with plastic surgery procedures, a very small percentage of lap band patients may have to face band movement, tissue erosion, gallbladder problems, peritonitis and pulmonary embolism.

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