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Dr. Pablo Garcia - Banding Surgery
What Is Gastric Banding Surgery?
The surgeon uses laparoscopy (which involves small cuts in the belly) to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Squeezed by the silicone band, the stomach becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. After banding, the stomach can hold only about an ounce of food.
A plastic tube runs from the silicone band to a device just under the skin. Saline (sterile salt water) can be injected or removed through the skin, flowing into or out of the silicone band. Injecting saline fills the band and makes it tighter. In this way, the band can be tightened or loosened as needed to reduce side effects and improve weight loss.
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What Are the Results of Gastric Banding?
Gastric banding leads to loss of about 35% to 45% of excess weight. For example, someone who is 100 pounds overweight might expect to lose about 35 to 45 pounds after gastric banding. However, these results vary widely. Gastric banding is considered the least invasive weight loss surgery and also the safest. The procedure can be reversed if necessary, and in time, the stomach generally returns to its normal size.
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What Are the Side Effects?
People tend to have few problems as a result of gastric banding surgery. The risk of death due to gastric banding surgery is less than one in 3,000. The most common problems after gastric banding surgery include:
- Nausea and vomiting. These can often be reduced by adjusting the tightness of the band.
- Minor surgical complications. These include problems with the adjustment device, wound infections, or minor bleeding, and they occur less than 10% of the time.
- Unlike gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding does not interfere with food absorption. For this reason, vitamin deficiencies are rare after gastric banding.
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Hola Mi Nombre es Prank Permez, tengo 30 Años, obesa desde los 9, diabética mellitus tipo 2, desde los 13 años, insulina dependiente julio 2008. Mi vida a sido a base de enfermedades, dolores y malestares, llegue al punto de no querer vivir más.
Soy Vianney Vásquez y tengo 24 años de edad, a pesar de mi corta edad por muchos años me la pase luchando contra el sobre peso pero nada funcionaba; Dietas, ejercicios, pastillas, batidas adelgazantes, un sin número de cosas pero nada parecía funcionar.
Hola, mi nombre es Leocadia Javier, mi peso de antes era 208 libras, tenia aproximadamente 2 años luchando con el sobrepeso. Intentaba todas las dietas que me proponían y trataba de hacer ejercicio, pero no tenía la suficiente fuerza de voluntad para lograr lo que yo quería.
“Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team are the best! I felt comfortable every step of the way. The secretary Helen and Noelia are extremely helpful and they both had the gastric sleeve done before, so they can help with any questions or concerns. I’m currently 2 weeks post op and I feel amazing! I’m already 20 pounds down. (A plus: they are modern and speak English). They accommodated me to leave the country on my desire day after a post op and assuring everything was well. Helen even wrote me an excused letter IN ENGLISH for my university. It was amazing and they are very attentive through whatsapp and make themselves available even after you leave the country.”.
“I don’t ever write reviews but I have to because my experience was amazing and out of this world. From the second that I went into his office, he spoke to me in the most honest manner. He told me honestly that VSG was a great surgery for someone like me but ultimately it would be my choice. When I went into his office the first time, I just wanted information but after I saw how attentive he was, I felt comfortable to talk about my weight issues. He’s so respectful, honest, and makes me feel like a long time friend!! I had VSG on 1/10/2018. I trusted Dr. Pablo Garcia and my life has changed ever since. Thank you Dr. Garcia!!”
“Amazing doctor, excellent work team, all very well programmed not to waste time, good technology and I confess that I did not have to use the drugs for gas and use little tylenol (little pain) I appreciate your professionalism and warm support group wsp.
4 days after my surgery and 10 pounds less thanks guys.”
“I had gastric sleeve done on November 15, 2016 and it was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Pablo Garcia was the one who performed the procedure. He was very supportive and informative about everything. I was weighing 394 pounds and in total I have lost 153 pounds.”
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