Weight loss surgery or gastric banding can be a life saver for people suffering from morbid to extreme obesity and allied complications. In this procedure, the surgeon will use one of the three techniques to reduce the size of the stomach. These techniques could be –
The main aim of these techniques is to prevent the stomach from extending to its full size, restricting the intake of food. It must be noted that a weight loss surgery (gastric banding) is an extreme measure recommended when a person is unable to lose weight by regular diet and exercise. It requires a long term commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle including a restricted diet and a rigorous exercise regimen. The person undergoing the surgery will also need to undergo monitoring by the doctor on a long term basis.