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Gastric Band Testimonial From Kim for Tullia Law

For Tullia Law of www.Gastric-Banding-Surgery.co.uk

From Kim
dated 25 Feb 2011

My name is Kim and my starting weight prior to getting my Gastric Band fitted was 22.5 stone.

I made the decision after some internet research to go with the French Cosmetic Surgery group (Lazer Clinics (France Ltd). Although the cost was very attractive I was still very anxious going abroad for such a procedure.

After making contact with Tullia Law I was given the name of the surgeon and was able to check on his registration with the British Medical Board, I was also given dozens of names of people all over the United Kingdom and Ireland who had been through the procedure and I was able to contact them to discuss my concerns and ask questions.

Tullia provided me with information with regards to the pre arrangements i.e. travel, hotels, hospital and cost, every thing was easy to read and in English.

However, the big hurdle for me once I decided to go ahead was the money as I was to forward my money ahead of the surgery. I contacted a number of people to discuss this and they reassured me that it was fine and they had initially had the same anxieties. In the end I had to make a personal decision ‘is it worth the risk?’ I took the plunge and decided to go for it.

I was once again provided with straight forward English instructions and talked through the process with Tullia, once the money was transferred it was a matter of waiting on my hospital appointment. I was given details of dates and times etc. for my stay at the hospital. Once I arrived as directed, everything was very professional, straight forward and all completed in English.

I have no complaints about the quality of the hospital, doctors, the care I received or the process, in fact it was all to a very high standard. On leaving the hospital I was provided with comprehensive written information in English.

My only regret is I wish I had done it years ago as my weight at present is now 11.5 stone and I feel the best I have done in 20 years.

Kim
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Comment from Tullia Law Lazer Clinics France (Ltd)

Well done Kim on your amazing weight loss since your gastric band surgery. We are happy to have been of assistance to you and wish you well for the future. We also thank you for your kind words.

Tullia Law
www.Gastric-Banding-Surgery.co.uk

Is The Gastric Balloon an alternative for the Gastric Band?

Gastric band or gastric balloon?

There are many occasions when people want to lose weight, or need to lose weight for medical reasons who can not qualify for gastric band or gastric sleeve operations because they have a BMI below 35.  It is now possible however for those people to elect for a gastric balloon.

What is a gastric balloon?
An Intragastric Balloon is a non-surgical operation which is designed to help people to lose weight when they have a BMI below the normal threshold for gastric band surgery. The procedure involves inserting a non-fixed saline solution filled silicone balloon in to stomach. This has the effect of reducing the eating capacity and calorie intake of the person. Initially, whilst the patients is under a minimal dose of anaesthetic the gastric balloon is introduced to the stomach through the oesophagus in a deflated condition. Once the surgeon is happy that the balloon is correctly placed inside the somach it is filled with the solution. This whole process takes around 20-30 minutes.

When can the Gastric Balloon be fitted?
They can be fitted to people with a BMI between 27 and 35 who need to lose  betwen 10-15kg reasonably quickly. The fitting of a gastric balloon is also suitable in cases where the person does not want to undergo surgery for medical or other reasons.  Normally gastric band surgery is only offered to patients with a BMI of Over 35, however, for some people who need to lose weight for medical or other social problems they can now have this alternative fitted. The person must be suitably motived to be able to follow a strict diet regime following surgery.

What are the benefits of the gastric balloon over the gastric Band?
The benefits of this type of surgery is the lower cost when compared to the more expensive full surgical procedures such as the gastric band or the gastric sleeve.  The gastric balloon typically remains inside the stomach for approximately 6 months. The targeted weight loss is generally expected to be in the region of 10-15kg. Pateints are then expected to maintain at least a further 6 months weight loss program following the removal.

Low Calorie Diet - 3 Successful Methods Posted By : Marla B

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Most everyone knows that the secret of losing weight lies in ingesting less calories than you expend. A lot of people achieve this by going on a low calorie diet. There are three successful methods for these types of diets. You can eat less of the foods that you love, closely monitor your calories by counting, or eating lower calorie foods.
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What to Expect with Gastric banding Surgery

Perhaps you are thinking seriously about having gastric bariatric surgery to help you achieve your weight loss goals. It is a good idea to ask around as much as you can about it, and choose a Medical Practitioner to do the surgery for you.

Belgium is quickly becoming known as a top destination choice for people who want affordable gastric band surgery. For instance, in the UK, gastric band surgery costs between 9,000 to 12,000 pounds. In comparison, the same surgery can be done in Belgium for around 4,000 pounds. This is less than half the cost, for the exact same quality of service!

Some of the reasons that Belgium is such a good choice for gastric band surgery include:

  • Skilled, highly trained physicians who have done numerous successful gastric band surgeries.

  • Most gastric band surgeries in Belgium are done by laparoscopy, which means a much shorter stay in the hospital and less chance of surgery side effects.

  • Belgium is among the top countries for hospital hygiene and use of technology, according to the World Markets Research Center.

As you can see, Belgium is a smart alternative to having your gastric band surgery done in the UK. Why pay more when you can get better care for less

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