It takes more than a Band Adjustment to be a Success
Bariatric Surgery is a very effective tool to use to help alleviate morbid obesity.
Our physcians perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.These are all very good operations. However, the operation is merely a tool to be used in conjuction with changing your diet, adding activity and exercise into your lifestyle and learning alternative coping skills.
It is frustrating for both the physician and the patient when gastric banding patients constantly want fluid added and removed from the band. Poor eating habits, eating too quickly, or too much, will lead to failure to lose weight regardless of how many times the band is adjusted. It is vital that band patients understand this concept..