Contact Us


Telephone Lines


Local Rate :

Office Line :

enquiries.nulifesurgery@gmail.com

Company Registered in England Company No: 4413063  VAT No: GB792 3466 02783766377


Nu-life Surgery Limited © 2017 all rights reserved  I  Advanced Weight Loss Surgery

0845 257 5433

01483 724833

About Weight Loss Surgery

Intragastric Balloon

Gastric Band

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Pacemaker

Hellers Procedure

GORD

Linx Procedure

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Endoscopic Overstich




About Gall Bladder Surgery

About Hernia Surgery

Inguinal Hernia

Femoral Hernia

Incisional Hernia

Umbilical Hernia

Hiatus Hernia

Spigelian Hernia




Contact Us

Consultations

Meet Our Team

Surgery Locations

Client Feedback

Privacy & Cookies


Site Links

Find us on…

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Quick Enquiry

Get in touch to find out more or get our help with any questions you may have.



Your personal privacy is safe. Privacy Statement

Please select an option

Or use the area below to tell us more.

Please complete the security question.

Gastric Band

Find out all you need to know about Gastric Band Surgery.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

Gastric Band

Quick Enquiry

Get in touch to find out more or get our help with any questions you may have.



Will I have to follow a special Diet?

Yes. You will be required to follow a Pre-op Liver Shrinkage diet for 1-2 weeks prior to your surgery. This is a diet low in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. The diet helps reduce the size and weight of the liver.  


After surgery you will reintroduce food slowly over a 6-8 week period.  The stages consist of a fluid diet for 2 weeks, pureed diet for 2 weeks, soft mashed diet for 2 weeks and then normal healthy food.


Our Dietitian will discuss both the pre and post-surgery diets with you during her consultation.


Are any foods restricted after having the Gastric band?

No foods are restricted after having the gastric band but you will be expected to follow healthy eating guidelines. However there are certain food groups that are known to be problematic and difficult to tolerate. These include bread, rice, pasta, red meat, and any foods with a pith or skin.  The Dietitian will discuss problematic food groups with you during her consultation.

FAQs

Some answers to questions we are often asked.

The Laparoscopic (key-hole) adjustable gastric band is carried out under general anaesthesia. Gastric band is made of silicone and is fitted around top end of the stomach.

The band is fixed with sutures, this creates a virtual pouch proximal to the band.  The band is connected to a reservoir (port) by a long tube. The reservoir is fixed on top of the abdominal muscles under the skin at the end of the operation.

The band is adjusted by injecting saline in to the reservoir, which is accessed with a special needle. It is a restrictive procedure where it reduces the amount of food eaten which subsequently helps to lose weight. This requires regular follow up, well-disciplined life style and frequent gastric band adjustments.



What are the risks associated with the Gastric Band?

As with any type of surgical procedure there are operative and long term complications associated with the Sleeve Gastrectomy


Operative Complications include:

Bleeding

Infection

Clots in the Lung (Pulmonary Emboli)

Clots in the Leg (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

Complications due to the anaesthesia

Injury to surrounding organs


Long term complications include:

Port site hernias

Pouch Dilation

Reflux

Slippage

Erosion

Blockage of the band

Port site infection

Twisting or flipping of the port


Patients should be aware that success with the band requires major long term changes to diet and lifestyle to prevent weight regain.


Always remember that the Gastric band is a tool to help you lose weight, it is not a cure for obesity.  


Is the Gastric Band a reversible procedure?

Yes. It is possible to remove the gastric band once it is inserted.  However, it is never our aim to remove the band.  If you are successful with losing weight with the gastric band and then have it removed you are likely to regain back all the weight you have lost.


How long will I have to stay in the Hospital?

It is normal to stay in the hospital for 1 night following your surgery


Will I need time off work?

Yes. The length of time you will require off work will depend on your profession.  As a guide it is normal to take between 1-2 weeks off.


How often will I require an adjustment to my gastric band?

This will depend on your weight loss and the restriction the band is giving you. It will vary from person to person.


How does gastric band work?

Gastric band is an inflatable silicone band placed around upper part of the stomach. Gastric band is connected to a port, which is fixed over abdominal muscle. When gastric band is inflated it restricts amount of food eaten by narrowing food passage.


Who will I see before my Surgery?

Your first appointment will be with Mr Irukulla, Upper GI and Bariatric Consultant Surgeon.  You will then see both the Bariatric Specialist Nurse, Natasha Smith and the Bariatric Dietitian, Deborah Norman.



We’re here to help with any questions you have about any of the procedures we offer.


To find out more about Nu-life Surgery please either:


• Call us on 01483 724833


• Send an email to enquiries.nulifesurgery@gmail.com


• Fill out our general enquiry form


• Make a consultation enquiry

nu-life-sugery-logo

Local Rate 0845 257 5433   Office Line 01483 724833


Send Email

New Life… New You… Nu-life Surgery

Nu-life Surgery

HOMEPAGE CLIENT FEEDBACK Meet Our Team