A gastric balloon is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical tool used in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss.
Gastric banding involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. It works by making you feel full sooner so that you eat less and ultimately lose weight as a result.
A gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery procedure that uses both restrictive and malabsorptive elements. The result is you simply cannot eat as much and thus you absorb fewer calories.
Weight loss surgery reduces the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach or bypassing your stomach.
After major weight loss surgery your skin and tissues may not have the elasticity needed to conform to your new body size.
A sleeve gastrectomy (also known as a gastric sleeve procedure) is a restrictive procedure to remove about 70% to 85% of your stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve.
Are you heavily overweight and want to lead a healthier lifestyle? At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital our bariatric surgeons, physiotherapists and dieticians work together as a team to provide treatment plans which are personalised to you.