Lap Band surgery – An Overview
Lap band surgery is mainly a bariatric surgical procedure in which the doctor places an inflatable silicone device on the upper portion of the stomach. This causes a decrease in the amount of food eaten. This surgery is also known as a ‘laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery’, ‘A-Band surgery’ as well as ‘LAGB’.
This gastric banding, or lap band, surgery is a completely reversible surgery as well as being a minimally invasive procedure performed with a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a system of small and thin flexible surgical tubes. One of these tubes is attached with a light-source as well as a high-definition video camera. The other similar tubes of the laparoscope are attached with miniaturized special surgical instruments required during the surgery.
This laparoscopic procedure requires the doctor to make a small (keyhole) incision near the belly button. The surgeon then fills the abdomen with carbon dioxide into your abdomen to enable the surgeon to have a better access. The laparoscope with the video camera attached to it, is inserted first to get a visual of the stomach structure so the surgeon can identify the key structure of the abdomen. The surgeon makes a small number of ‘keyhole’ incisions to insert surgical instruments in the abdomen to place the inflatable silicone device around the upper portion of the stomach pouch.
This inflatable gastric silicone band device creates a smaller gastric pouch which helps in decrease the amount of food intake.
Cost comparison of Lap Band Surgery in USA, Mexico, Thailand and India
India has the world’s largest network of global-standard hospitals and clinics that are spread in its every major city, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. which makes a trip to India very convenient. Apart from the convenience these comprehensive healthcare facilities also provide the best, most modern and efficient treatment and surgeries, with the help of the most-experienced bariatric specialists. All these facilities come together to make India a convenient, efficient and cost-affordable destination for getting the best lap band surgery. This makes India a more preferred choice for thousands of people every year as compared to USA, Mexico and Thailand.
What to expect after a Lap Band Surgery?
After a lap band surgery the patient is likely to feel a little pain or discomfort which will be taken care of with the prescription for painkillers. The doctor encourages the patient to keep moving after the surgery so that the body heals faster. An x-ray test the day after the lap band surgery can help to check if the surgical alterations are working fine.
The doctor will give specific instructions regarding the patient’s diet and the type of food to eat initially after the surgery. Adequate water-intake is also very essential to keep the body from getting dehydrated. Sufficient liquid intake can also help to ease troubled bowel movements by avoiding constipation.
What are the advantages of a Lap Band surgery in India?
The lap band surgery has certain advantages over other types of bariatric surgery. The laparoscopic method is advantageous as it requires smaller sized and lesser incisions needed to perform the procedure. The silicone device used to divide the stomach is removable to adjust the new stomach volume or to remove it when its task is done. This procedure does not result in nutritional deficiencies as seen in other bariatric procedures.
It is important to remember that the laparoscopic lap band surgical procedure is not a stand-alone reason for weight loss. Following the post-surgical regimen regarding management of the diet, regular exercise and maintenance of the band is vital for maximum result.
The other added advantages that a lap band surgery in India has are:
- Fewer fatal complications.
- No deficiency in nutrient absorption resulting in malnutrition.
- Band is externally adjustable.
- Faster recovery time.
- Faster discharge from the hospital.
- Stomach has cuts or staples.
The lap band surgery is done by a plethora of extremely-experienced surgeons who have had an extensive training in performing the laparoscopic lap band surgical procedure. These surgeons are associated with a vast network of global-standard hospitals and weight-loss clinics that have the best and the most modern medical and surgical technology instruments. The world-class treatment facilities combined with the vastly-experienced surgeons is available at the lowest available cost to you. The cost of having a lap band procedure in India is far less than what is charged in many other countries.
Why choose Travcure for Lap Band surgery in India?
Travcure has been the leader in medical tourism in India since more than a decade. The team of experts at Travcure is well-adept at managing the complete itinerary of the patient seeking to get lap band surgery in India. The vast experience and efficiency makes the patients and their family’s stay in India a comfortable and successful trip. Thousands of foreign patients have had successful and affordable lap band surgeries performed in India through the excellence guidance of Travcure till now.
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