Gastric Band

What is a Gastric Band?

A common form of weight loss surgery is the Gastric Band. An adjustable silicone band is inserted by keyhole surgery around the top of your stomach, creating a small pouch above your stomach.

When you eat, this pouch fills up pretty quickly and gives you the sensation of being full – therefore reducing the amount of food you eat which results in weight loss.

The Gastric Band is designed to be a long-term device, however you can have it removed in the future if you wish (usually only removed due to slippage or other complication) but removing the band will result in putting weight back on if you don’t stick to a healthy diet – simply because your stomach will have reverted to it’s original size.

Gastric Band

How should I prepare for surgery?

Mr Mehta puts the safety and welfare of his patients as his top priority; so to prepare for your surgery as a precaution you may be asked to stop smoking due to the increased risk of developing an infection post surgery, which can slow down your recovery and consequently may lead to complications.

Furthermore, you may also be asked to switch to a low-fat and low-carb diet a couple of weeks prior to your operation as this will help to reduce the size of your liver, making it much easier and therefore safer to put the Gastric Band in place.

Where will the surgery take place?

The surgery will be performed at the Spire Hospital, Leeds by Mr Mehta under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be fast asleep when you are having the Gastric Band procedure and you won’t be able to feel anything. The procedure normally takes about an hour and most patients feel well enough to go home the same day, with a recovery time of a week or two.

How much does a Gastric Band Cost?

As a general guide, a Gastric Band starts at the price of £6,022 although may vary according to your BMI.  An exact quotation will be provided from the hospital after an initial consultation with Mr Mehta.


Mr Mehta is an experienced and highly regarded surgeon, having performed hundreds of weight loss procedures with excellent outcomes for his patients.

Mr Mehta was very professional and informative throughout my consultation. He listened to my questions carefully and answered honestly and appropriately with the patients best interest at heart.

I proceeded to go head with my gastric sleeve surgery and have had no complications and a speedy recovery since.

Mr Mehta even called the hospital during the night out of his working hours to check on my progress. I would like to deeply thank Mr Mehta for being such a great surgeon. I could not have asked for any better. 👏🏼💕

AM - Leeds

My experience of my procedure with Mr Sam Mehta was faultless. He was informative, caring and gave me much to think about after my initial consultation.

I had my procedure in April and recovered well and am losing weight successfully. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring a similar procedure.

JA - Leeds

I had been toying with the idea of a gastric band for years and finally built up the courage to go for a consultation.

I was very nervous about the procedure so I asked many questions.
Mr Mehta answered all of my questions open and honestly putting my mind at rest, with a relaxed and friendly manner.

I decided to go ahead with the surgery and had my procedure May of this year. Everything went to plan and I am now seeing great results.

Thank you Mr Mehta

PE - Leeds