Gastric Banding is a restrictive procedure. It utilizes an adjustable band that restricts the opening to the remainder of the stomach. Gastric banding has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to other weight loss procedures. This procedure is the least invasive procedure available. In this method, a band is placed at the top of the stomach, creating a pouch. The opening to the rest of the digestive tract is adjustable through an epidermal port. The concept here is to create anatomy that provides a sensation of satiety after a very small meal. Weight loss with the Band is slower than alternative weight loss procedures, but with appropriate aftercare and band adjustments, has been shown to ultimately result in comparable long term weight loss after three or four years after surgery.
In addition to the REALIZE Band, the REALIZE™ Personalized Banding Solution includes a one-of-a-kind patient support system Realize mySuccess™ that will help guide you on your journey to consistent, long-term weight loss. Before and after surgery, this highly interactive web application provides the information you need, when you need it. REALIZE mySUCCESS is with you to support, inform, encourage and enable. Developed with the help of health care professionals and patients just like you, REALIZE mySUCCESS allows you to develop personalized eating and fitness plans, designed by you, for you. The application also provides a vital link to your health care team between visits, enabling your bariatric program to track your progress, and gather information needed to determine the correct band fill level for you.
Even before surgery you can access key features of REALIZE mySUCCESS, allowing you to begin changing your habits and improving your health. The site also provides education on what to expect during recovery and how to adjust to your new way of eating. After surgery, you’ll have access to the full functionality of REALIZE mySUCCESS, which is comprised of four main sections, each addressing a different aspect of the REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution. In each section, you’ll find a wealth of helpful information and practical tips. REALIZE mySUCCESS has something to offer everyone; it’s comprehensive, flexible design lets you develop and implement eating and fitness plans to match your changing lifestyle. REALIZE mySUCCESS
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