The Bioring Gastric Band

A Gastric Band Should Be A Patients 1st Choice

If Gastric Banding or Lap Banding as it is commonly known is a surgical option you are considering, then you need to understand that there are a number of gastric bands available on the market.


The Bioring Gastric Band has been available on the market for the last 12 years, a low pressure band designed to be gentle on the stomach and prevent complications due to the unique “bellow” feature which follows the natural movement of the stomach acting as a shock absorber on the stomach and minimizing the risk of slippages. The port is also designed to prevent complications as it has the benefit of a stable base with large septum which prevents rotation, leakages, ruptures of the catheter and disconnections.

The Bioring Gastric Band is designed for patient comfort and this web site has been set up to show you why. In, addition, if you are considering Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass as an option, then you need to make sure you understand the advantages and risks associated with all weight loss procedures.

The Bioring Gastric Band System consists of an adjustable gastric band designed to help you lose excess weight, improve weight-related health conditions and enhance quality of life. Gastric banding continues to be a popular choice for patients primarily due to it’s safety profile, effectiveness and the fact that it is fully reversible and does not change or alter the anatomy.

The Bioring Gastric Band® System, available in South Africa is a surgical procedure designed to limit the amount of food that you ingest in one sitting. By creating a smaller stomach pouch in which to intake food, Bioring Adjustable Gastric Banding gives you an earlier feeling of satisfaction and thus prompts your body to start losing weight. What makes Bioring Adjustable Gastric Band surgery different from other types of bariatric surgery is the fact that this procedure is reversible and adjustable, allowing for more or less food intake as you progress through the weight loss process after the procedure.

Gastric Banding or Lap Banding as it is known does not require removal of part of the stomach by stapling or gastrointestinal re-routing to bypass normal digestion. This makes it reversible and safer than other weight loss operations. This web site is designed to hopefully educate you about the safety and commitment required after Gastric Banding. In addition, and perhaps more importantly educate you about the safety and reversibility of gastric banding if it is not successful.

It is extremely important to understand that while Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass have superior weight loss, they are not revisable, high risk and require patients to take supplements for the rest of their lives. The Sleeve Gastrectomy in particular does not have any medium to long term data on safety and as a result patients with low BMI and who are younger should consider Gastric Banding as their first surgical option. It is very important to understand that there is no perfect weight loss procedure and patients need to be informed about which procedure suits their needs. When visiting your surgeon, you need to ask him or her which procedure suits your circumstances and avoid choosing an operation because it worked for someone you may know. Do as much research as possible before making this life changing, very important decision.

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