What is a Gastric Band?
A Gastric Band is a surgery where a flexible silicone band is placed around the top part of your stomach creating a smaller stomach pouch. This allows you to feel fuller quicker and considerably reduce the amount that you eat. This is when the weight loss begins.
As with any surgery, the Gastric Band carries risks. It is a procedure which cannot be undone without further surgery. There is also a very specific criterion in order to be eligible to have the surgery. This will all depend on your age, weight (as you need to be considered obese, but of a weight that does not consider it to be a high risk surgery), and if have a history of obesity etc.