Gastric Band Surgery Claims
Have you suffered as a result of negligence during gastric band surgery?
Our expert solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve, which can help to make up for the pain and suffering caused and pay for any necessary restorative surgery.
When gastric band surgery goes wrong, the after-effects can have a considerable impact on the patient’s quality of life, often leaving them unsure of where to turn for help.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has recovered more than £3 million in compensation for our clients, and we have a 95% success rate in cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence. We were the first legal practice in England and Wales to specialise in cosmetic surgery negligence, so we are extremely well placed to help you recover the financial award you deserve.
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About gastric band surgery
Laparoscopic gastric banding is a cosmetic surgical procedure intended to help a patient lose weight. A surgeon will place a silicone band around the top portion of the stomach, which creates a small pouch with limited volume, to provide an early and prolonged feeling that the patient is full.
The band slows the passage of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach, leading to decreased food intake and subsequent weight loss.
This type of surgery is commonly carried out using a tiny camera, known as a laparoscope, which is placed in the patient’s stomach. It is minimally invasive, and is performed using a general anaesthetic, taking less than an hour in total.
During the operation, the surgeon will make several small cuts in the patient’s abdomen, before passing through a camera and the instruments required to perform this procedure. A band is then placed around the upper part of the stomach, separating it from its lower part. This band creates a small pouch that has a narrow opening into the lower part of the stomach.
If the procedure is a success, the small pouch will fill up quickly when the patient eats just a small amount of food, leading to considerable weight loss.
What could go wrong?
When a gastric band works well, a patient will experience significant weight loss, however, if this goes wrong the after effects can be terrible. Risks and complications that could indicate negligence by a surgeon or clinic include:
- Band slippage
- Band leaking
- Inflammation of the stomach
- Inappropriate placement of main port incision
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Our solicitors can help to take the stress out of your compensation claim, meaning you can rest assured that you will be in the best possible position to receive the financial reward you deserve.
We have helped our clients recover over £3 million in compensation so far, and you can read their testimonials on this page. Our success is down to a combination of expertise and experience – we were the first legal practice set up in England and Wales focusing exclusively on cosmetic surgery negligence.
Headed up by Michael Saul, a leader in the field, our solicitors will provide support and guidance throughout the entire claims process, as well as care and attention to ensure you are have everything you need to get your life back on track.