Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB)

Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) in Mangalore

This procedure involves making several incisions on the patient’s abdomen, which is followed by trocar placement. After this, the patient is told to lie down on their reverse side so that the surgeon can get a better view of the gastro-oesophageal junction. This is followed by the placement of an adjustable silicone ring around the stomach of the patient, which gives it an ‘hourglass’ appearance. The reduction in the size of the stomach means that only a small amount of food can be stored in it, thus limiting the food intake of the patient. In addition, the reduction in the size of the outlet helps the patient feel satiated for a long period of time, thereby limiting their consumption of snacks. Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) in Mangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, book an appointment today.

Advantages of AGB

  • Reversible procedure

  • It leads to quicker weight-loss

  • Enables faster recovery, which significantly reduces the risk of infections