Europe Market Report for Gastric Band Devices 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
In contrast to other more invasive procedures in bariatric surgery, gastric banding does not alter nutrient intake and absorption in the body, as there is no cutting or removing of any part of the digestive system. Laparoscopic gastric banding is beneficial for the patient because it reduces scarring and results in less surgical pain compared to open procedures. It is also the only type of bariatric surgery that is reversible, giving patients the opportunity to remove the band once they have achieved their weight loss goals.
Ideally, the gastric band will help bariatric patients control their food intake by restricting their portion size, resulting in weight loss over time. These devices are intended for bariatric patients with the goal of achieving a healthy body weight. The procedure is not meant to be a guaranteed solution, and should be accompanied by healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
Until 1980, fewer than one in ten people were obese. Since then, incidence rates have doubled or tripled. Although growth rates have declined from their historic highs, bariatric surgery is still the fastest growing procedure in laparoscopy. Bariatric surgery, also known as metabolic surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes parts of the stomach or small intestine to induce weight loss. Gastric banding is the least invasive form of bariatric surgery, and is performed laparoscopically. The gastric band is an inflatable silicone band that is placed around the top exterior portion of the stomach. This placement reduces the size of the stomach pouch, thereby restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold. The band also increases the amount of time required for food to enter the stomach, giving the opportunity for the sense of satiety to be met with the release of peptide YY.