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Gastric Band with Prague Beauty

Gastric Band

The laparoscopic Gastric Band is a ring placed around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a new small stomach pouch and leaves the larger part of the stomach below the band.

This small pouch acts as a smaller stomach with less storage area. The flow of food from the pouch to the lower stomach is controlled and restricted by the size of the ring.

This makes you feel full sooner and for longer periods of time. The size of the stoma regulates the flow of the food from the upper to the lower part of the stomach. When the stoma is smaller, you feel full sooner.

The band is connected by a tube to a small container - an access port that is placed beneath your skin - allowing to adjust the size of the stoma.

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INDICATION

From the obese to heavy obese, ie with BMI from 30 to over 60. Age between 18 and 65 years.

TECHNIQUE

Gastric Band

The operation to fit the band will take place laparoscopically under general anaesthetic. A small incision (less than ½ inch, 1 cm) is made near the belly button. Carbon dioxide (a gas that occurs naturally in the body) is introduced into the abdomen to create a work space for the surgeon. Then a small laparoscopic camera is placed through the incision into the abdomen. The camera sends a picture of the stomach and abdominal cavity to a video monitor. It gives the surgeon a good view of the key structures in the abdominal cavity.

A few additional, small incisions are made in the abdomen. The surgeon watches the video monitor and works through these small incisions using instruments with long handles to complete the procedure. The surgeon creates a small, circular tunnel behind the stomach, inserts the gastric band through the tunnel, and locks the band around the stomach. The placement of the band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach. This pouch holds approximately ½ cup of food, whereas the typical stomach holds about 6 cups of food.

Adjustable gastric bands hold between 4 to 12 mls of saline solution, depending on their design. As patients lose weight, their bands will need adjustments (fills) to ensure comfort and effectiveness. The gastric band is adjusted by introducing a saline solution into a small port placed just under the skin.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Gastric band is usually not recommended for people with any of the following:

  • If the surgery or treatment represents an unreasonable risk to the patient
  • Untreated endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism
  • Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as ulcers, oesophagitis or Crohn's disease
  • Gastric or eosophageal varices
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Severe cardiopulmonary diseases or other conditions which may make them poor surgical candidates in general
  • An allergic reaction to materials contained in the band or who have exhibited a pain intolerance to implanted devices
  • Dependency on alcohol or drugs
  • People with severe learning or cognitive disabilities or emotionally unstable people

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Reflux
  • Pain
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Burping

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

  • As with all medical procedures, there is a risk of unforeseen, unknown or adverse reactions to anaesthesia, the medications used and type of procedure involved
  • The narrow passage into the larger, lower part of the stomach might also become blocked by a large portion of unchewed or unsuitable food
  • Ulceration
  • Gastritis (irritated stomach tissue)
  • Erosion. The band may slowly migrate through the stomach wall. This will result in the band moving from the outside of the stomach to the inside. This may occur silently but can cause severe problems. Urgent treatment may be required if there is any internal leak of gastric contents or bleeding.
  • Slippage. An unusual occurrence in which the lower part of the stomach may prolapse through the band causing an enlarged upper pouch. In severe instances this can cause an obstruction and require an urgent operation to fix.
  • Malposition. This can cause a kink in the stomach, or (rarely) the band may not encircle the stomach at all, giving no restriction to the passage of food.
  • Problems with the port and/or the tube connecting port and band. The port can "flip over" so that the membrane can no longer be accessed with a needle from the outside (this often goes hand in hand with a tube kink, and may require repositioning as a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthesia); the port may get disconnected from the tube or the tube may be perforated in the course of a port access attempt (both would result in loss of fill fluid and restriction, and likewise require a minor operation).
  • Internal bleeding
  • Infection

Please contact your physician or our Hot Line immediately if you have any concern regarding possible complications.

Dr Michael Vrany, national leading bariatric surgeon

Dr Michael Vrany

Dr Vrany is a cofounder of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the Czech Republic and he is, most likely, the most experienced and qualified professional in the Czech Republic.

He started gastric band surgeries in 1996, gastric sleeve resection and gastric bypass surgeries in 1998.

He is recognized as the national leading expert in colorectal operations, pancreatic procedures, thyroid surgeries, spleen and liver operations, nephrectomies, prostatectomies, and suprarenal procedures.

more about Dr Vrany ...

Medical Travel Shield Insurance Included in the Package Price

Standard trip or travel medical insurance policies DO NOT provide coverage if you are traveling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment. These types of insurances will be of no help if a medical complication arises and would cancel any travel medical insurance policy.

Therefore our package prices include the Medical Travel Shield - the insurance which includes excellent travel insurance benefits plus a number of tailored benefits for patients travelling abroad to obtain medical treatment.

Before travel

The policy covers non-refundable treatment deposits, if a patient has to cancel or delay their trip

Up to £5,000 per insured person for irrecoverable payments for travel, accommodation and non-refundable deposits for cancellation of treatment for reasons specified in the Certificate of Insurance, including death, illness, jury service and major damage to the home.

During travel

If the patient's recovery period is longer than expected, the policy covers contributions towards accommodation and flights, plus a daily allowance.

Up to £1,500 per insured person towards accommodation costs, daily allowance and return flight home, if a patient has to stay at their destination for a longer time than the normal recovery period.

If the patient needs treatment for post-operative complications between discharge and return home, the policy covers contributions towards the cost of consultation fees and medication.

Up to £500 for additional medical expenses after discharge from hospital.

After travel

If the patient needs to return within 12 months to correct unsuccessful surgery, the policy covers contributions towards the return trip.

Offers the benefit of cover up to £2,000 if within 12 months of the original treatment, it is medically necessary for the patient to have a corrective procedure. The insurance will cover for return flights for the patient and a companion and a daily allowance.

Patient and Companion benefits

Benefits and ServicesSum insured
per person
Excess
5.1 Medical and Additional Expenses£2,000,000£100
5.2 Cancellation and Curtailment£5,000£100
5.3 Journey Continuation£250£100
5.4 Travel Delay
per 12 hours up to 48 hours
£25Nil
5.5 Personal Liability£1,000,000£250
5.6 Personal Accident£20,000Nil
5.7 Hospital Benefit
per 24 hours to max £1,500
£50Nil
5.8 Accompanied Personal Baggage, clothing or effects and Money
limited to £250 for Money,
£300 for any one article or
pair or set of articles
£1,000£100
5.9 Loss of Passport£250£100
5.10 Travel and accommodation expenses over and above the Normal Recovery Period
75% of accommodation expenses
75% of 1x economy single fare
Overall maximum of £1,500
£50
allowance per day
Nil
5.11 Additional Return Trip within 12 months of the original Treatment
1x economy return air fare
Overall maximum of £2,000
£50
allowance per day
£250

Patient only benefits

Benefits and ServicesSum insured
per person
Excess
5.12 Medical expenses for further medical consultation after discharge from the hospital
(but prior to return to the UK)
£500£100

Why go for Gastric Band Abroad with Prague Beauty?

With Gastric Band abroad you will save up to 50% of UK prices, and the quality of the procedure will be the same or even higher.

Our cosmetic and bariatric surgeons are senior consultants - they are fully accredited in plastic/general surgery, and are on the specialist register of surgeons. They use the latest techniques. Our aim is your comfort - no pain, no sickness. You stay few nights after the surgery at the clinic with full medical care (in many clinics you usually have to leave the hospital very early, even with drains etc.) and full board.

Personalised care. Our care is tailored according to your needs.

You can also take your partner / friend with you.

We will arrange everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything. All is included in the price: return air tickets, from any European airport with direct flights to Prague, Medical Travel Shield Insurance, with the cover of corrective return trip, accommodation in a luxurious 4-star apartment (with breakfasts, kitchenette, TV and free Wi-Fi), all necessary transportation among airport - clinic - apartment, representative waiting for you at the airport and take care of you completely during your stay.

The number of happy clients is virtually 100%, and rate of all complications is 0.3% i.e. extremely low.

•  Gastric Band PRICES
BASIC
PRICE

WITHOUT
- air tickets

BUT WITH
+ insurance
+ accommodation
+ transportation
included
PACKAGE
PRICE

WITH
+ air tickets

AND WITH
+ insurance
+ accommodation
+ transportation
included
£0 £0
+ with 1 companion:
+ £0
Final prices, there are no hidden extras!
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