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Gastric Band Tunisia: Gastroplasty

Gastric band Tunisia: what is the installation of a gastric band in Tunisia?

Gastric banding is a restrictive surgical procedure to treat severe obesity. It consists of placing a gastric band in order to reduce the volume of the stomach and to slow down the passage of food, without disturbing its digestion. The band is adjustable, meaning that its diameter can be modified to control the amount of food ingested. Thus, the patient can be satisfied by smaller quantities of food than he or she is used to eating. It is a minimally invasive technique that allows a weight loss of about 20 to 30 kg*. 

Gastric banding, also called gastroplasty in Tunisia, is mainly performed on adults with a BMI of 35 or more. It is intended for adults suffering from obesity since a very young age and who therefore face many medical complications (hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea …). It should be noted that gastric banding is only to be considered when all other treatments for obesity have proven ineffective. This technique is not recommended for people who suffer from cirrhosis, cancer or severe respiratory insufficiency.

Gastric banding is a gastroplasty with permanent and long-lasting results, provided that the surgeon’s advice is followed to the letter and that a healthy lifestyle is adopted.

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Gastric Banding in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start

The first step is a complete pre-operative check-up. The patient must consult a group of specialists, namely a nutritionist, a cardiologist, an endocrinologist, a pulmonologist and a psychiatrist, to ensure that the operation does not represent any danger to his health. He will also need a gastric fibroscopy to present to the surgeon so that he can assess the condition of the stomach.

How does the gastric band procedure work in Tunisia?

The procedure is done under general anesthesia. It lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour and may require 3 days of hospitalization in a clinic.

The technique of the gastric band consists in the division of the stomach into two small pockets: an upper pocket (with a diameter of 15 to 25 cm) and a lower pocket.

Gastric banding in Tunisia is done in the upper part of the stomach, using a silicone ring. Thus, when food is swallowed and chewed well, it is in the upper pouch that it lands. The gastric band is easily adjustable and can be tightened or loosened with a small case. Located under the skin (usually in the abdomen), this box is connected to the band by a small silicone tube.

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*Disclaimer: results may vary from one person to another depending on the morphology of the patients.

Anneau gastrique en Tunisie

Post-operative follow-up of the gastric band in Tunisia

The time off work is about 2 weeks after the procedure*. Total recovery is usually 2 to 3 weeks.

A soft, mixed diet is recommended for the first 2 weeks. Chewable food is then gradually reintroduced, but not without caution. This avoids the risk of the ring being displaced while it is not yet fixed by the healing*.

Diet after gastric band surgery in Tunisia

Initially, food intake should be limited.

For the first few days, food is limited to water and liquids, such as soups.

Until the end of 4 weeks, liquids and foods such as yogurt and pureed vegetables can be consumed.

From 4 to 6 weeks, soft foods are introduced.

After 6 weeks, the person can resume a normal diet.

Advantages of the gastric band in Tunisia

The benefits of laparoscopic gastric banding include.

*The possibility of long-term weight loss for people suffering from obesity
*Relatively quick recovery
*Reduced risk of wound infection and hernia after surgery
*Reduced risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, urinary incontinence and other conditions associated with excess weight
*No loss of nutrient absorption
*Improved quality of life after surgery in many cases
*It is also possible to remove or adjust the band. Adjustment means that it can be tightened or loosened, for example, if there is insufficient weight loss or if there is vomiting after eating.
*On average, between 40 and 60% of excess weight can be lost, but this depends on the individual.

Our team will need to make sure that gastric banding is a good option for you. Weight loss surgery is not recommended for people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or who are unable to commit to lifelong changes in their diet and exercise habits.

Before you undergo surgery, you will need to become well informed about bariatric surgery. This program will help you prepare for surgery and life after surgery. You will receive nutritional counseling. And you may undergo a psychological evaluation. You’ll also need to have physical exams and tests. You’ll need blood tests. You may have stomach imaging or an upper endoscopy.

If you smoke, you will need to quit several months before the operation. Your surgeon may ask you to lose weight before surgery. This will help reduce the size of your liver and make the operation safer. You will need to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other blood thinning medications in the days before your surgery. You should not eat or drink anything after midnight before the operation.

People tend to have few problems following gastric banding surgery. The risk of death from gastric banding is less than one in 3,000. The most common problems after gastric band surgery are:

Nausea and vomiting. These problems can often be reduced by adjusting the tightness of the band.

Minor surgical complications. These include problems with the fitting device, wound infections or minor bleeding, which occur in less than 10% of cases.

Unlike gastric bypass, gastric banding does not interfere with food absorption. This is why vitamin deficiencies are rare after gastric banding.

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