Gastric Banding as a Surgical
Weight Loss Option

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There is no “one size fits all” approach for gastric procedures.

What’s right for someone else may not be right for you.

That’s why WLSA will recommend a procedure for you only after following an in-depth consultation between you and one of our specialists.

Once we understand your unique circumstances then we can make real progress on your weight loss goals.

About Gastric Banding

As a guideline, LAP-BAND surgery is typically available for individuals with a BMI of 35 or above or those with a BMI of 30 along with one severe associated health problem, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma, among others. Find out what your BMI is using our [BMI calculator]

During LAP-BAND surgery, a soft silicone band is placed is placed around the top part of the stomach creating a small pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can consumed in a single meal. The band holds a variable amount of salineeasily adjustable by a doctor or specialistwhich influences the level of restriction experienced by patients when eating.


The capacity for band adjustments represents a major benefit over other surgical methods. It means that the level of restriction can be altered in line with changes in a patient’s nutritional needs—e.g., if they fall ill or become pregnant.

The keyhole nature of the procedure allows for reduced pain, shorter hospital stays and an earlier return to normal everyday activities. Surgery takes around 60 minutes, provided there are no complications, and most patients are discharged within 24 hours


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Success Stories

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.

Seeing the ‘before’ photos now feels a bit crazy, but I’ll never be ashamed of my before photo, because that person was strong enough to take this life changing step.

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    Alex Thomson

The surgery decision is just the first step. The right mindset, new behaviors and connecting with the WSLA staff have all been key. I have so much more energy to funnel into work and the things that are important to me.

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    Andrew Morello

Even from just 4 weeks post-surgery, I had already lost a huge amount of weight and was feeling so much better in myself. Now, good habits and mindful eating are second nature to me. WLSA has had such an incredible positive impact on my life!

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    Adam Bilsy