THE GASTRIC BAND PROCEDURE

Some clients (those with strong stomachs!) may want to watch a gastric band procedure. You may want to watch so you can be very clear about how the procedure works when you begin working with clients.

You will find a good example here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2oiFepoqxI

For those who are more squeamish then a verbal description will suffice with a picture to help which you can see HERE.

Use the picture to explain the procedure. Take one from the experts, it will carry the authority you need to make your work with the clients successful.
The doctors say:
“The surgeon will make the incisions in your abdomen and then insert an instrument known as a laparo scope through one of the incisions. A laparoscope is a small flexible tube that contains a light source and a camera. The camera relays images of the inside of your abdomen to a television monitor.
Other small instruments are placed through the incisions to place the band around your stomach, effectively dividing your stomach into two, leaving a small pouch at the top of the stomach.
It will take less food to fill the pouch, so it will take less food to make you feel full. The band contains an access port through which saline (sterile salt water) can be passed to inflate the band. This allows the band and the size of the pouch to be adjusted as required after surgery.
The surgery usually takes around an hour to complete.”

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