Alternative To Gastric Band For Weight Loss
The annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries is 20 Billion dollars.
Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. This surgery is an option for people who cannot lose weight by other means or who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity.
One of the types of bariatric surgery is the adjustable gastric band (AGB). The AGB works mainly by decreasing food intake. Food intake is reduced by placing a small bracelet-like band around the top of the stomach to restrict the size of the opening from the throat to the stomach.
The surgeon can then control the size of the opening with a circular balloon inside the band. This balloon can be inflated or deflated with saline solution to meet the needs of the patient.
According to the National Institutes of Health, bariatric procedures, on average, cost from $20,000 to $25,000. Medical insurance coverage varies considerably by state and insurance provider.
Having surgery to produce weight loss is a serious decision. Anyone thinking about having this surgery should know what it involves. While weight loss is the desired effect of these surgeries, there can also be significant negative side effects.
There is no sure method, including surgery, to produce and maintain weight loss. However, now there is another option to gastric band surgery called the Virtual Gastric Band.
The Virtual Gastric Band is a non-surgical technique that uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe and predictable results.
The clinical hypnotherapy convinces the brain that the stomach is full after a certain level of food intake, and that there is no need for more food. The Virtual Gastric Band technique allows you to eat what you want, but will enable you to intake smaller portions. And, because it’s not a diet, you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry the issues that cause diets to fail.
As The Virtual Gastric Band effectively negates these issues, you are left with a long-term solution to your weight problems. The cost is a fraction of the cost of surgery and will usually be covered by insurance. This procedure should be performed by a licensed hypnotherapist with specialized training in Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy.