Gastric band in Tunisia
Your gastric band surgery in Tunisia
Also called lap-band, the procedure starts by adjusting a gastric band to reduce the stomach size by laying a gastric band around the upper portion of the stomach thereby forming a small gastric pouch. Since few nutriments are enough to fill this pocket, satiety is then reached quickly. This restrictive technique allows slowingdown thefood passagethrough a slowerflow which does not disturb digestion.
The gastric band is intended for people from 18 years and older, who have tried several weight loss diets and have been experiencing massive obesity for at least 5 years and whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 40 kg / m2 which represents an overweight of 45 kg (100 pounds) over the normal weight.
Gastric band Procedure
Unlike sleeve and bypass surgeries which are irreversible techniques, gastric banding is the only adjustable technique where one can tighten and loosen the band through a small silicone tube connecting the band to a control box which lies under the skin. The injection of liquid in the enclosure through the skin allows the necessary adjustment.
Upon patient’s request, in case of ineffectiveness or complications, the bariatric surgeon can remove the band in a new intervention.
Expected result of this weight loss surgery
For a person withanaverage size of 1.70 m with a BMI 40 kg / m2, one can expect an order of weight loss 20-30 kg after 6 months which approximately corresponds to a loss of 40 to 60% of excess weight. The resumption of normal weight if the ring is removed.
Before gastric banding
The preoperative assessment requested by the surgeon before the operation includes a blood test, neurologic, endocrinology and peptic endoscopy.
Gastric band surgery
The gastric band surgery is operated through a laparoscopic camera.
|Type of anaesthesia||Surgery length||Clinical stay||Total length of stay|
|General anaesthesia||1h||3 nights||5 nights|
Lap band in Tunisia: Postoperative care
To stop working for 10 days is recommended after surgery. Final result will depend on healthy eating habits and a regular, moderate sport activity.
Gastric band Tunisia: Postoperative follow up
Gastric band recovery in Tunisia
You will meet the surgeon the day after your operation. At your service, there will be a nurse that will provide your care at the clinic and at the hotel.
Recovery back home
Once you return home, our surgeon and assistant medical staff will maintain contact with you either by email; phone or Skype to make sure everything goes perfect. If need be, a follow up with your home doctor can also be ensured through our surgeon.
Gastric band cost in Tunisia
The price of gastric band surgery in Tunisia with Cosmetic Tour is 3000 euro.