Vertical banded gastroplasty

VBG DrawnWhat is it?

The vertical banded gastroplasty was the commonest form of weight loss surgery procedure performed in the UK for many years.  It is now less commonly used and has been surpassed by gastric bands and sleeve gastrectomies which have similar mechanisms.

What does the surgery involve?

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic.  Many of those with this surgery had it performed before keyhole (laparoscopic) techniques were common.  A small pouch was formed at the top of the stomach and a fixed band was positioned around its lower part.  The small pouch restricted passage of food beyond that level.

What is my recovery like?

This procedure is seldom offered in modern bariatric practice.

Packages and prices

The Private Surgeon no longer offers this procedure.

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