Recovering from gastric lap banding is typically a lot faster than stomach stapling. It really depend on the person.
Gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery are the two main types of baruatruc surgery. Gastric banding is a process to lessen your food intake by placing a band around your stomach. Gastric bypass surgery lessens your food intake by removing a portion of your stomach.
No, OHIP doesn't cover gastric banding procedures.
Adjustable laparoscopic gastric banding is done by making small incisions in the stomach, where the laparoscope is inserted as well as the adjustable band. This type of procedure doesn't involved major cuts like the major surgeries.
"Adjustable Gastric Banding" had a number of disadvantages. Including but not limited to "Slippage", "Erosion" and "Scar tissue can form around the Gastric Band".
My guess is no. Achalasia involves the esophogus and LES and not the stomach. It's thought to be caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells that normally signal the brain to relax the esophageal sphincter and so I don't think gastric banding would cause that.
To find more information on Gastric Banding and related operations check out Wikipedia's page on gastric banding. Also check for information on WebMd. If you have further questions consult your healthcare provider.
The Lap-Band is a specific type of gastric banding and is sold by one company. So yes, they are the same thing. Be sure to talk to your doctor to find out if it is right for you. I hope this helps you. Good luck.
There are a lot of medical websites and blogs that contain information on gastric banding. To name a few, one could try websites such as Web MD and Mills Medical.
There is Lap banding, Gastric bypass, or Gastric sleeve. I would not recommend any type of surgery unless you consult a doctor.
Bariatric procedures include gastric bypass and gastric banding. They are procedures used for people who want to lose weight. It makes the stomach smaller so you feel full faster.
To find out more about gastric banding surgeons go to this site http://www.locateadoc.com/surgery-guide.cfm/bariatric-surgery-weight-loss/gastric-banding-surgery. This site has a wealth of information on how to find a doctor and recovery after the surgery.