Research is showing that Virtual gastric banding is just as effective as surgical gastric Banding. Surgical gastric banding normally does not address the neural pathways. (The link between the brain and the body cells). Surgery does not address the emotional, intellectual or habitual patterns of the individual. Once these are addressed it becomes easier to help the mind regulate eating patterns, quantities and quality of foods consumed.
Surgical gastric banding may cost anything from $10,000-$20,000, while Virtual Gastric Banding may cost $600 for the 4 session program. The success rate of surgical gastric banding is 70-90% while the success rate of Virtual Gastric Banding is 74%-95%