Video Interview – Gastric Band @ Metropolitan Hospital

The adjustable gastric band, usually called gastric band, is an inflatable device made from silicon, which is placed around the upper area of the stomach, by a laparoscopic intervention, for the purpose of treating obesity. The installation of the gastric band is a bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure created for obese patients (body mass index (BMI) 40 or more, or 35-40 accompanied by co-morbidities such as sleep apnea, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, high blood pressure or metabolic syndrome (which includes many of the aforementioned cases). Find out more on your options at Metropolitan Hospital by watching the video below



source: the Marketing & Communication Dept. @ Metropolitan Hospital