The gastric band is inflated with a saline solution to tighten it, or can be deflated by extracting a small amount of saline solution to loosen it over a period of time to change the size of the stomach pouch the band has created.
Patients who have the Gastric band fitted are more able to achieve good weight loss results because the practitioner is able to monitor and adjust how much food the Patient consumes. This is good for the patient as it encourages them to maintain the diets recommended by the Practitioners, and the Practitioners like it because it allows them to monitor the patients progress over time.
Gateway Medical Center officials offer insight into weight-loss surgery
Clinical Dietician W.A. Harris and Heather Burgess, coordinator of the Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery Center, both with Gateway Medical Center, work …
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