Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric band surgery is a major operation for patients who want to lose a significant amount of weight. The size of your stomach is notably reduced using an adjustable band, meaning you can only eat very small meals.
Gastric bands are most commonly administered using keyhole surgery, during which a band is secured around the upper section of your stomach, creating smaller stomach space. It is performed under general anaesthesia which means you will be unconscious for the operation and will be required to stay in hospital over night.MORE INFO
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What is Gastric Banding?
Gastric banding is a cosmetic surgical procedure to address a patient’s excessive body weight in which a silicone band is placed around the top portion of the stomach. The band generates a small pouch with limited volume which will provide an early and prolonged feeling that the patient is full. Additionally, the band slows the passage of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach, thus leading to decreased food intake and subsequent weight loss.
When gastric banding works well, the patient can see significant improvements to their appearance but when gastric band surgery goes wrong, the after-effects can be terrible. If an incompetent cosmetic surgeon or clinic is the cause of your bad gastric banding, then a legal firm of cosmetic surgery solicitors can help you claim financial compensation. This financial award, which can include reconstructive surgery, can help you regain some peace of mind.
Worldwide Obesity Problems
In the last few decades, obesity has become a worldwide health problem. According to the World Health Organization, obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980 while the number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years. A UK Government report recently claimed that obesity will cost the NHS £6.4 billion per year by 2015. That vast increase in obesity has lead to a rise in the number of gastric band surgeries carried out in the UK. Unfortunately at the same time, the figures for gastric band negligence claims have also increased.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors were established as the first law practice in England and Wales dedicated to patients who’ve suffered negligent cosmetic surgery. Our clients have been awarded over £2.5 million in financial compensation for cosmetic surgery gone wrong. Michael Saul, Partner and Head of our Cosmetic Negligence department, is the UK’s leading expert in pursuing cosmetic medical negligence claims. Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors on 0800 634 0285 today if you feel your gastric band surgery has gone wrong or request a call back back from one of Michael’s team of experienced solicitors.
The Gastric Banding Operation
A gastric band surgery is most commonly done using a tiny camera (laparoscope) that is placed in the patient’s stomach. This laparoscopic gastric banding is minimally invasive, is performed using a general anaesthetic and usually takes less than an hour.
The cosmetic surgeon makes several small surgical cuts in the patient’s abdomen. A camera and the instruments needed to perform the surgery are passed through these incisions. The surgeon then places a band around the upper part of the stomach to separate it from the lower part. The band contains a balloon which is inflated through a port and placed just beneath your skin. This creates a small pouch that has a narrow opening into the larger, lower part of the stomach. If the gastric banding has gone well, when the patient eats after having gastric band surgery, the small pouch will fill up quickly and the patient will feel full after eating just a small amount of food. After surgery, the cosmetic surgeon doctor may adjust the band to make food pass more slowly or quickly through the patient’s stomach.
If however the gastric banding has gone wrong, the consequences may be dreadful. We are experienced in progressing gastric band surgery negligence claims and know exactly what symptoms to look for when gastric banding goes wrong. For more information on how to start your claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, read below.
Make a Gastric Banding Negligence Claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Contact Michael Saul at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today so you can discuss any concerns you have about gastric band surgery negligence. Follow these simple steps to start a claim:
- Speak to our experienced gastric banding claims team on 0800 634 0285
- Request a call back at a time that suits your schedule
- Detail how your gastric band surgery went wrong and let our expert legal team identify your options
- Our dedicated cosmetic medical negligence solicitors will do the rest
Has Your Gastric Band Surgery Gone Wrong?
As more and more people opt for gastric band surgery to lose weight, more people will experience the complications that can be linked to the procedure. Instances of negligent gastric band treatment can include mismanagement of complications such as band slippage.
If you’ve experienced any problems described following gastric band surgery going wrong, speak to our specialist gastric band surgery solicitors on 0800 634 0285 and utilise their expertise in the field of gastric banding negligence to make a cosmetic surgery claim.
Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today
As the leading UK cosmetic surgery legal firm we have many years experience delivering the best outcomes for patients who’ve endured gastric band surgery negligence.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors will answer any questions you have about gastric banding negligence and will support you through what can be a draining process.
If you’ve been a victim of a gastric band surgery gone wrong, we can help you secure financial compensation for the pain you’ve suffered because of negligent gastric banding.
Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from Michael Saul or one of his experienced gastric band surgery negligence claims team.