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Gastric Band – The Least Invasive Procedure

Our aim at Holistic Living is to help you achieve a sustainable weight and to improve your health! The goal is to create harmony within your mind, body and spirit. This is most effectively accomplished through a combination of the Gastric Band and Lifestyle Coaching with Psychological Correction of Eating Habits which are unique to Holistic Living.

The Gastric Band is classified as a “restrictive” procedure, which means that the food intake is reduced, but food absorption is not affected. Although it is not necessary to take any nutritional supplements after the treatment, you will be asked to follow a healthy eating style to boost your overall wellbeing. As part of our Holistic approach, we recommend following our course of Lifestyle Coaching for correction of your eating habits. It will help you create a balance between your mind, body and spirit in your journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

The Minimally Invasive Procedure

The Gastric Band is recommended for people who want a reversible treatment because the anatomy of the stomach is not altered in any way and it has a swift recovery. It is a highly successful, safe procedure with the least amount of risks.
Holistic Living offers the Gastric Band at a significantly lower cost than going overseas as we aim to make the procedure affordable and accessible to all.

How It Works

The Gastric Band involves laparoscopically placing a silicone band around the stomach to reduce the amount of food eaten. Smaller meals mean a reduced calorie intake, which results in weight loss.

This treatment is recommended for people with a BMI of 30 or higher, with health complications such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Infertility, Joint pain and other non-communicable diseases.

The Band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a new small stomach “pouch” above it, leaving the larger part of the stomach below. The food storage area is reduced to the small upper stomach, which can hold only a small amount of food at any one time. The procedure is only 30-45 minutes long and most clients are back to work within a week.

One of the main benefits of the band is that it is adjustable. This allows the individual, together with the Doctor, to find the correct restriction size to best control their hunger. The Band is connected by a tube to an adjustment port under the skin, which allows saline to be introduced (which tightens it), or removed (which loosens it).

After The Procedure

After the Gastric Band, our clients come for monthly follow-up sessions with our surgeon, Dr. V. Shchukin, to adjust the band by either tightening or loosening it, depending on the individual. When the client attains a stable rate of weight-loss, the Band no longer needs to be adjusted and they can continue their weight-loss journey.

The Effect

The effect of the Gastric Band is that when the top pouch is full, your brain registers that the whole stomach is full, meaning you feel less hungry and are satisfied faster. In this way, you reduce your meal portion size and thus consume almost 50-60% fewer calories than before.

On average, clients lose around 50-60% of their excess weight within the first 2 years!

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