Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is carried out in the Princess
investigations can be carried out at your home town. We require
the following investigations:
test, including blood group
GI barium series (optional)
scan of the liver (optional)
prophylaxis is started on the morning of admission. EnoxaparinŽ,
50 mg by subcutaneous injection, once daily. These injections are
to be continued until mobility is fully regained.
is advisable to wear elastic stockings (TEDŽ) until mobility is
a rule the hospital stay is short, usually one overnight stay is
necessary. Prior to discharge a limited GI series (x-ray) is done
to establish the correct position of the band and a baseline measurement
of the pouch size. Patients are provided with dietary guidelines
and related resources.
required hotel accommodation pre and post operatively at reduced
costs can be provided for as well as local transportation.
you have gal lstones, your gall bladder can be removed during the
term follow up is required. Band adjustments can be done locally
or by a doctor or radiologist where you live. You will find more
information in the Patient Information booklet that you receive