Stomach Stapling (Gastric Banding)
This method, popularly known as gastric clamp, we prefer to call it adjustable silicone gastric band. In this method, performed completely laparoscopic (closed), approximately 3-4 cm below the esophagus and stomach compound, a band is placed around the stomach, almost like a trouser belt.
The band, which is made of silicone and has no allergic effects, divides the stomach into two compartments, like an hourglass. During the surgery, no incision or injury is made in the stomach or other internal organs, and it is operated from completely natural intervals. When the small bag on the top is filled with food, an early feeling of satiation occurs and thus food intake is reduced.
The inner wall of the band is like a longitudinal balloon, or a bicycle tire. This balloon is connected to a port placed under the skin through a thin tube. The Port is made of titanium, covered with silicone in some brand bands, flat and has the shape of a disk with a diameter of several cm. The upper face has a membrane that can be entered with a needle. The Band is left dislocated during surgery. After about 1 month, it is gradually inflated with serum injections from the port on its ciltalt. In this way, the size of the gastric passage after surgery can be changed by an intervention as simple as an injection.
In the Band method, as in other surgical methods, the basic principle is to change the patient's behavioural habits and way of eating. When an effort is made to gain proper eating habits, the stomach clamp can deliver serious weight loss without starving, deprived of any food, as in diets, and offer a healthier life by reducing the risks associated with secondary obesity-related diseases.