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Who can benefit from an adjustable gastric band implant?

Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years with morbid obesity (BMI of > 40) or severe obesity (BMI of > 35) with at least one complication.

 

Who can benefit from an adjustable gastric band implant?

  • Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years with morbid obesity (BMI of > 40) or severe obesity (BMI of > 35) with at least one complication (diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea syndrome, joint disorders)
  • People who have already tried to lose weight without success despite receiving specialized medical care for several months (dietary monitoring, physical activity and psychological treatment)

 

 What are the contraindications?

  • No identifiable prior medical treatment;
  • Impossibility for the patient to participate in prolonged medical follow-up;
  • Unstable psychotic disorders, severe depressive syndromes that have not been stabilized with a specific treatment, suicidal tendencies;
  • Alcoholism or drug addiction;
  • Severe eating disorders (such as bulimia);
  • An insufficient mastication coefficient;
  • Documented contraindications to general anesthesia;
  • Diseases that are life-threatening in the short-term;
  • Severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, severe esophagitis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, Crohn’s disease, etc.
  • Severe cardio-pulmonary disorder or various organic conditions;
  • Risk of bleeding due to esophageal or intestinal varices;
  • Congenital abnormalities of the esogastroduodenal tract (stenosis, etc.);
  • Adolescent under 18 years of age;
  • Prior infection with risk of contamination;
  • Habitual and continual user of aspirin or corticosteroids;
  • Known or suspected allergy to silicone-type material;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Autoimmune diseases.