Understanding Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, or stomach stapling, remains a viable bariatric surgery option. Stomach stapling is also called Vertical banded gastroplasty or gastric bypass. It is very important Understanding Gastroplasty (Vertical Stomach Stapling). Learn more in this Understanding Gastroplasty – Vertical Stomach Stapling video.
Gastroplasty, also referred to as Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, is a procedure in which the stomach undergoes gastric stapling to reduce its size. This procedure enables an extremely overweight person to feel full quickly, helping him or her to shed weight over a period of time. This procedure is best for those who have tried to lose weight through traditional diet and exercise, but still are unable to shed the weight.
Gastroplasty is a laparoscopic surgery, which means that small incisions are made in the abdominal area and the stomach so that a laparoscope can fit inside to guide the way for surgeons to complete the procedure.
There are many benefits to weight loss surgery that range from health issues to self-confidence. Those who undergo gastroplasty are taking precautions against ailments common in overweight or obese patients such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Enhanced self-confidence is also a major benefit when undergoing gastroplasty.
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