Adjustable gastric banding is done through several small cuts, called incisions, in the belly.
The doctor will place small surgical tools and a camera through the incisions.
This will help you reach your weight goal and avoid regaining the weight you lose.
You may notice that your bowel movements are not regular right after your surgery. Try to avoid constipation and straining with bowel movements.
Bit by bit, you will be able to add solid foods back into your diet.
Some people develop gallstones or a nutritional deficiency condition such as anemia or osteoporosis.
Although adjustable gastric banding is considered the least invasive of the weight-loss surgeries, problems can occur.
Surgery may also be an option when your BMI is 35 or higher and you have a life-threatening or disabling problem that is related to your weight.
It is important to think of this surgery as a tool to help you lose weight. You will still need to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise.
It is common to have many emotions after this surgery.
You may feel happy or excited as you begin to lose weight.
After this surgery, weight loss is usually gradual but steady.
You will have regular visits with your doctor to check how you are doing.
But you may also feel overwhelmed or frustrated by the changes that you have to make in your diet, activity, and lifestyle.