Gastric Band - How does it work?

The MIDBAND™ is placed around the upper part of the stomach.

Following band placement, in conjunction with band adjustment (inflation or ‘fill’), a resulting constriction of the stomach is achieved at the level of band placement. This constriction slows the passage of food to the stomach below - in the same way as sand flows through an hourglass. 

Above the area of band placement a small ‘pouch’ is formed and it is thought that for this reason the person with a well adjusted gastric band is less likely to experience the sensation of hunger. Band adjustment allows the diameter through which the food passes to be widened or narrowed as clinically indicated.

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