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What is a Gastric Band?

A gastric band is the simplest type of bariatric surgery procedure and involves placing an inflatable cuff around the upper part of the stomach. The band is filled by injecting a small amount of fluid into an access port hidden under your skin. The idea is that when the band is correctly adjusted, it’s gripping the stomach tight enough to cause a temporary hold up to the passage of swallowed food, but not so tight that you are being sick. In essence it fools the brain into thinking you have had a large meal, when in fact the portion is actually quite small.


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