How safe is stomach banding for weight loss?
Q: My wife is obese. She weighs almost 130 kg and is 65 years old. She had her uterus removed at the age of 43. Because of high weight she has high BP, knee pain, etc. Some doctors have advised her to go in for stomach banding for weight loss. How safe is it? Are there any after effects? Will she have any problems later? Will she be able to lead a normal life after the surgery?
A:Stomach banding is surgery for patients of morbid obesity requiring weight loss. Your wife will benefit from this surgery and will lead a normal life after recovery. However, it is necessary to evaluate and counsel patient prior to making decision for surgery.