How quickly do you lose weight with a gastric band? With gastric banding surgery, you lose 1 to 2 pounds a week — so by six months, you’ll have lost 25 to 50 pounds. Nine Months Post-Surgery. If you had any problems at the six-month visit, your surgeon will want to see you at this milestone, too.
How is a gastric band inserted? The surgeon places the band around the upper portion of the stomach and attaches a tube to the band. The tube is accessible through a port under the skin of the abdomen. Using this port, the surgeon injects saline solution into the band to inflate it. Adjustments can alter the degree of constriction around the stomach.
How long does a gastric band take to heal? It may take you a week or two to recover from gastric band surgery and get back to your normal activities. But everyone’s different, so it’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice. If you’re struggling to cope, speak to your GP or surgeon. You could also find a local patients’ support group.
What is the success rate of gastric banding? 50% with a gastric band. 50-60% after a sleeve gastrectomy. 60-70% for a gastric bypass.