Consultation and aftercare
Consultations take place in Brussels. There is no charge and most British patients elect to have their consultation soon after arrival, the evening prior to obesity surgery in Brussels. A consultation in the UK can be arranged on request at the cost of £100 at one of the addresses listed below. The gastric band is made by 'Johnson & Johnson'.
In order to support you in your weight loss, aftercare clinics offer advice, consultation and band refills to ensure that you remain on target to achieve your ideal weight. Refills cost £100 with the surgeon at the UK clinics and you are likely to require 4 in total, spanning one year.
Edinburgh: 13 Heriot Row
London: 4 Upper Wimpole Street
Dublin: 28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Wales: St Woolos Chiropractic Clinic, 119 Stow Hill, Newport (Gwent) NP20
Manchester: Regus Manchester Business Park, 3000 Manchester Business Park, Aviator Way, Manchester, M22 5TG
Belfast: Bloomfield Surgery,95 Bloomfield Road, Banger, Co. Down BT20 4XA
Gastric band treatment for obesity - how does it work?
The adjustable gastric band (lap-band) is the most popular form of weight loss surgery in Europe and Australia. It is one of the least invasive approaches to obesity because neither the stomach nor the intestine is cut. To date more than 150,000 lap-band surgeries have been performed. Since the gastric band is implantable using minimally invasive techniques ('keyhole surgery'), patients who are extremely obese with heightened surgical risks benefit from the conservative entry to the abdominal cavity.
The gastric band is applied around the stomach about 15 mm below the gastro-oesophageal junction. On the inner lining of the band there is a longitudinal balloon (like a bicycle tyre). This balloon is inflated through a small tube attached to a subcutaneous port. The band is left empty at time of surgery but is thereafter gradually filled with fluid by injection through the subcutaneous port. It is thus possible to vary the opening in the stomach after surgery.
How can I contact Professional Beauty for obesity surgery in Belgium?
Call Professional Beauty's UK office: 0208 1444 254
Complete the online contact form.
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