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Your surgeon will stitch this into place, just under your skin.Your surgeon will then close the cuts in your abdomen.
You’ll need to have some assessments and blood tests to check you’re fit for the surgery.
If you meet the criteria above, you may be able to have gastric band surgery on the NHS, although this depends on availability in your local area. Private surgery may be available at some NHS centres, or in private hospitals. It’s important to understand exactly what’s involved in the procedure, including any potential complications and what to expect afterwards.
If you’re considering having a gastric band, your doctor will go through this with you.
This will make sure that you steadily lose the right amount of weight.
Success of the operation depends on you sticking to a healthy lifestyle after the operation, including changing your eating habits and being more active.