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Gastric Band Surgery (Lap-band) in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Gastric Banding surgery (lap band surgery).

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Hospitals and clinics offering Gastric Band Surgery in Spain

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

We offer a comprehensive approach to aesthetic problems of our patients. Our plastic surgeons offer the best solution for each case with the most advanced techniques at the best price.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity-related health problems.

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Dr. Norberto Gandara Adan

Head of General Surgery and Digestive Surgery

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11,300 US$

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Weight loss surgery has been found to be the most effective way to lose the weight and keep it off. It also may be a way to improve your health at the same time.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery practice committed to providing excellent patient care and to achieve complete patient satisfaction.

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Clinica La Luz

Clinica La Luz has gained considerable experience and moved with the times regarding new and improved approaches to managing obesity and weight related health problems.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at Hospital Ruber Internacional offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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About Gastric Band Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Gastric Band Surgery?
Gastric band surgery (Lapband) is a weight loss procedure which reduces the capacity of the stomach so the patient can only eat small amounts of food. The gastric band is an inflatable balloon that creates an upper pouch in the stomach. The pouch fills quickly and enables the food to pass more slowly into the lower stomach and the digestive system.

How is the Gastric Band (Lapband) procedure carried out?
The gastric band is most commonly fitted using laparoscopic surgery:

  • The surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the abdomen and uses a laparoscope to guide the instruments to place the adjustable band around the top of the stomach.
  • The surgeon locks the band in place and closes the incisions with stitches.
  • Two months later, the balloon inside the gastric band is filled with saline through an injection site on the outside of your body to make the band tighter.
  • The amount of saline is adjusted over time depending on how much weight is lost.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Band (Lapband) surgery?
Gastric band surgery is suitable for people who have tried other forms of weight loss without success.
According to the National Institutes of Health, if you are very overweight with a BMI of over 40, or you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be suitable for gastric band surgery.

What are the chances of success with Gastric band (Lapband) surgery?
Results vary with gastric banding. According to WebMD, lap- band surgery contributes to a weight loss of about 40 percent of excess weight, on average, per person.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Lapband surgery usually takes around one hour to co-mplete.

Days admitted : Lap-band surgery requires a one-night stay.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : Recovery after a gastric band surgery procedure takes around two weeks.

Risks : The mortality rate is quite low: only 1 in 2000.
Complications occur in approx. 10% of patients.
Potential complications include:
- Gastritis (irritated stomach tissue).
- Erosion: The band may slowly migrate through the stomach wall to the inside.
- Stomach Slippage: An unusual occurrence in which the lower part of the stomach may prolapse through the band causing an enlarged upper pouch.
- Malposition of the band: Which can cause a kink in the stomach.
- Psychological intolerance
- Internal bleeding
- Infection

After care : - Start with liquids for 24 hours and move onto eating very small amounts of food at each meal, chewing food slowly.
- You need to eat a healthy, sensible diet and get regular exercise in order for the gastric band surgery to work.
- Take over-the-counter pain killers to relieve discomfort.
- Do not drive, drink alcohol or operate machinery for 48 hours after gastric band surgery.
- You will receive adjustments, or “fills”, to the amount of saline fluid in the gastric band five or six times in the first year.

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