Bariatric Surgery is an umbrella term for the various forms of surgeries falling under it. Here is a glimpse for a detailed understanding.
Gastric Band Surgery is a fully reversible surgery wherein a band is used to reduce food intake. To put it simply, a band is placed around the upper part of the stomach in order to create a small pouch to store food.
Adjustable band helps achieve gradual & progressive weight loss
Gastric band surgery is a day care surgery but most of the patients prefer overnight stay
No mal-absorption in gastric band, therefore, supplement requirement is minimal
Diabetes resolution in ~ 50% patients
Attempts to repeatedly adjust for social reasons are fraught with risk of infection & band rejection