Gastric Banding

Have you been searching for the best weight loss surgery option?
Learn more about having Gastric Band Surgery with us –
It could be the best decision you’ve ever made!

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

One surgical treatment option for the condition of Obesity is the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB).

  • This is a keyhole procedure requiring a short hospital stay.
  • It involves the insertion of a silicon ring around the upper stomach.
  • This ring holds up the passage of food and creates a small pouch above where it is placed, which restricts portion size.
  • With a gastric band or “lap band surgery,” there is also a profound effect in reducing hunger, which is not yet fully understood.
Gastric Banding Surgery in Melbourne

How gastric band surgery works for weight loss:

  • Several weeks after surgical insertion, the gastric band is filled with saline.
  • This is accomplished by an injection through the skin on the abdomen into a chamber which connects to the band via a tube.
  • The saline-filling of the band then places extra pressure on the stomach and starts the process of dietary restriction and weight loss.

Online Consultation Announcement

Dr Arun is cancelling all his elective surgery to preserve essential medical equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (the government ban takes effect on 1st April). Melbourne Gastro Surgery will be closed from Monday 31st March until futher notice. However, you may wish to speak to Dr Arun for any of the following reasons:

Review appointment: You may have had surgery with us in the past and wish to speak to Dr Arun. Please make sure you book a WLS REVIEW Consultation HERE

New Appointment for future Weight Loss Surgery: Please book a NEW Patient Consulation HERE

You can now book an online consultations with Dr Arun or contact us by email and we will get back to you at the earliest. Thank you to all our wonderful patients for graciously accepting this decision.

During this uncertain and challenging time, please look after yourself and stay connected to family and friends. Praying for a speedy return to normal life for everyone stay safe and let’s look after one another.

Dr Dhir and staff at Melbourne Gastro Surgery.

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