Gastric band for weight loss does it work and how does it work?

Question by Gossip81: Gastric band for weight loss does it work and how does it work? Positive feedback please Best answer: Answer by bumbleboiIt does work, it is like an elastic band which is placed around the stomach to restrict it's capacity and function, hence you cannot eat as much as you once did. It is major surgery and highly risky and only available to those who are morbidly obese, which is different to clinically obese. To be obese or clinically obese you have to be in excess of … [Read more...]

Does anyone know roughly how much it is for a gastric band?

Question by jenny flower: Does anyone know roughly how much it is for a gastric band? also how overweight do you have to be to have it on the N.H.S thanks Best answer: Answer by Vanilla¬£100.00 for every inch of ya belly, can you afford it? Give your answer to this question below! … [Read more...]

im wanting to get support for a pre op gastric band surgery i live in the north east of england?

Question by BARBARA R: im wanting to get support for a pre op gastric band surgery i live in the north east of england? im just wanting to find out what this surgery is like ie the recovery pain etc, as ive never had any surgery before and im very nervous but i do want to loose weight, Best answer: Answer by goldfishvaseTry your local Nuffield hostpital. You can even email them from their website. Our local Nuffield has been advertising weight loss surgery. Know better? Leave your own … [Read more...]

has any one out there had a Gastric weight loss band fitted and does it work?

Question by Gossip81: has any one out there had a Gastric weight loss band fitted and does it work? I would like to have a Gastric band fitted but i need some advice before i go ahead and make a decision. Only sensible people need reply please Please only informative answers don't just answer for the points its not fair. Best answer: Answer by rockstarno i have not sorry Give your answer to this question below! … [Read more...]

gastric band advice please no time wasters or insults?

Question by tina: gastric band advice please no time wasters or insults? Hi thinking of having a band fitted I am about 5 stone over weight yo yo dieted all my life, you know the score chubby kid , curvy teenager fat mam. I would like genuine advice from post op people please .I know this will not be easy but I'm 39 and i don't want to spend the next 30 years hating myself. hi again I can lose weight but I am a very emotional person I comfort eat so soon regain the weight I have lost. I need … [Read more...]

Gastric banding on the NHS?

Question by AnneShirley03-03-07: Gastric banding on the NHS? Ok, no comments please of other ways to try losing weight, things work for different people and believe me, there is not ONE thing i have not tried. Problem being, none of my docs are very helpful, and i am not able to change surgeries, so how else can i get referred? Please help. x Thank you for you KIND answers. x Cookie- and your experiance is? AGE? Richard- harsh, very harsh. I expect you do not understand my predicament and so … [Read more...]