Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Banding Operation
Weight loss surgery using vertical staple
line & stomach band
Surgery | Restrictive
Surgery Benefits, Risks | Gastric
Banding | Lap Band Surgical
Procedure | Lap Band Diagram
| Lap Band Follow-Up
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Operation
Vertical banded gastric surgery is a restrictive procedure for weight control, during which a band and staples are used to create a small stomach pouch.
Gastric Staples and Band Used
First, the upper part of the stomach nearest the esophagus is sectioned off with gastric staples to create the pouch, thus limiting the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. A band is then inserted permitting a small opening from the pouch whose function is to slow the rate at which the food leaves the pouch. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty is designed to reduce the amount of food eaten at one sitting and keep the patient feeling fuller for longer.
Vertical Banding - Success Rates
Vertical banded gastroplasty (band plus staples) is a little more effective for weight reduction than gastric banding using only a band or ring. That said, success rates for VBG vary enormously. About 30 percent of patients achieve normal weight, while another 50 percent lose some weight.
Patient Compliance and Weight Gain
However, within 3-5 years many vertical-banding patients regain their lost weight. This is because the new smaller stomach is quite elastic, and by eating larger and larger meals, patients may stretch it and increase their food intake accordingly.
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