One of the main issues with our modern society is our food, specifically our sugar rich diet, and it’s not just that, the lack of exercising or genetics, in general, can the cause of one of the most devastating diseases known to us which is obesity.
Obesity is the main cause for so many other and much more serious conditions and health problems such as having a high blood pe assure or high cholesterol.
And it can cause so many people to lose confidence in their appearance as the accumulated fat causes your skin to stretch and appear more loose giving you an unsymmetrical look.
But let’s not focus too much on the problem, because MedEspoir has the best and most modern solution for this problem, we offer you the gastric band operation in Tunisia.
The gastric band in Tunisia or bariatric surgery in Tunisia is one of the safest and most efficient weight reduction procedures in the field of medical treatments.
When traditional methods like exercise and dieting do not work for you, the gastric band procedure in Tunisia is your best and safest choice.
And with MedEspoir, you will have access to the most high-end medical facilities in the whole world, the most professional medical team and at the lowest and most affordable prices.
How much does gastric band in Tunisia cost ?
The installation of a gastric band in Tunisia costs much less than in Europe and other countries like America and Canada, but with MedEspoir you will save 70% on the price of having the operation.
We offer you our unique all-inclusive package to help you achieve your goal of physical beauty with the lowest price possible.
Our mission is to offer you safety and relaxation without any stress during your trip to Tunisia, so with one small payment you will have all of the necessary costs of the gastric band in Tunisia covered.
Our all-inclusive package offers you the cheapest prices for any cosmetic surgery because with one payment you will have coverage over:
- The hotel room during your visit to Tunisia.
- All the operation costs.
- The payment of the doctor and medical team.
- The transportation.
- The postoperative care and medication.
What is a gastric band ?
The adjustable gastric band (BGR) is a bariatric surgery procedure, meaning that it’s a surgery to lose weight, the gastric band is widely used in the world for many years.
What does the gastric band operation involves ?
The surgery involves placing a silicone collar at the beginning of the stomach, just below the point where the esophagus joins the stomach, called the gastroesophageal junction.
The collar can be tightened around the stomach in an adjustable way by means of a small tube connected to a small reservoir positioned on the abdominal wall and containing a saline solution.
The reservoir can be pricked from the outside with a syringe and, by adding or removing saline solution, the collar can be tightened or loosened as desired.
What are the benefits of gastric banding ?
Gastric banding has become the most performed procedure in the world due to the simplicity of execution and the absence of organs removed. Compared to other procedures, gastric band carries fewer surgical risks and short and long-term complications.
The 30-day operative mortality rate is 0.15%, about the same rate seen for laparoscopic gallbladder removal, no medium and long-term mortality cases were recorded.
An important advantage concerns the “subjective” adaptation, meaning if the patient finds it difficult to get used to dietary restrictions, the collar can be loosened according to individual needs.
How to prepare for the gastric band operation ?
Preparations for the procedure are highly important, some of which will be done with your doctor and other will be done by yourself.
The first thing that you will need to do is meet with your doctor for a preoperation meeting, during which you will undergo a complete clinical evaluation.
The doctor will also investigate your hormonal disorders, genetic or acquired syndromes that cause obesity, metabolic disorders and the state of your tolerance to glucose.
The endocrinologist is the specialist who deals the most with obese patients and is, therefore, one of the main links in the team.
In addition to the endocrinologist, the cardiologist will make an assessment called surgical risk, which must be individualized for each patient.
Examinations such as digestive endoscopy, chest X-ray, spirometry, stress test, abdominal ultrasound are a high necessarily.
Meeting with a dietitian is also very important, they will assess your condition and prepare a meal plan for you for after the operation so that the results can be faster and to lower the risk of any damage to your stomach.
If you are a smoker, you will need to quit for a month before the operation.
What happens during the gastric band operation ?
The gastric band is a silicone band that is placed in the upper part of the stomach, this ring is connected by a thin tube to a reservoir which is located under the skin and which allows the adjustment of the gastric ring, that is to say, it allows the passage of food to be regulated through the ring placed around the stomach.
Thus, the gastric band works by inducing early satiety, which causes the person wearing it to feel full quickly, thus reducing the amount of food and the calories ingested, which results in weight loss.
It is procedure that normally takes place under general anesthesia and generally lasts between 45 and 90 minutes depending on each patient.
It is performed using a laparoscopic technique, which is a minimally invasive technique.
What happens after the gastric band operation in Tunisia ?
After gastric band surgery, you will have to follow a specific diet.
During the first period of your healing, you will need to follow a strict liquid diet that consists of:
- Fruit juices.
- Cream and pudding.
- Frozen Yugur.
After about a week or two you will be able to move up to a pureed food diet that consist of:
- Mashed potatoes.
- Ricotta cheese.
- Scrambled eggs.
- Baby food meats.
- White fish.
- Canned chicken breast.
- Canned tuna fish in water.
After this you will work your way up to going back to normal food, your dietitian and doctor will be along side of you during this period to give you instructions on how to eat well.
Make sure that you only take small bites and chew your food very well so no stomach aches may happen.
Avoid drinking during meals, but only between meals, and when you feel full you should stop eating.
To better enhance the results of the gastric band operation, it’s highly advised that you follow a healthier lifestyle and especially follow a training plan.
How much weight can you expect to lose with the gastric band operation ?
Weight will be lost gradually and should begin immediately after surgery; the amount of weight loss will depend in part on how much fluid is injected into the balloon to provide a feeling of satiety.
The extent of long-term weight loss will depend on the patient and how closely they follow recommendations regarding dietary habits, diet and exercise.
The rate of weight loss that we like to see is 0.5-1.0 kg per week, on average, 50-60% of excess weight is expected to be lost in the long term.
It also means a long-term commitment to follow-up by your bariatric clinic, as the data clearly shows the importance of follow-up for successful weight loss.
What are the risks associated with the gastric band ?
While the laparoscopic or keyhole approach has reduced the length of hospital stay by decreasing the postoperative recovery period, gastric banding is not without complications.
As with any surgery medical or cosmetic, gastric banding has some associated risks.
Although your surgeon will try to minimize the risks, complications can occur with permanent effects.
Some of the risks of a gastric band are:
- Gastric band slipping out of place.
- Blood clots.
- Wound infection.
- Leak in the gut.
- Blocked gut.
- Stomach aches.
The doctor will instruct you on how to best avoid these risks with simple methods and how to manage if they do occur.
Always keep in mind that these risks may happen, but they are extremely rare and mild if they do occur.