Gastric Band Erosion

  • Melissa FelinskiEmail author
  • Maamoun A. Harmouch
  • Erik B. Wilson
  • Shinil K. Shah


Gastric band erosion is an uncommon but serious complication that often warrants removal. Removing a fixed or adjustable gastric band that has eroded into the lumen of the stomach can be challenging and demands skillful management. This chapter reviews the current treatment approaches for managing a patient with an eroded gastric band.


Bariatric surgery Morbid obesity Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band Fixed gastric band Gastric band erosion Endoscopic interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Felinski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maamoun A. Harmouch
    • 1
  • Erik B. Wilson
    • 1
  • Shinil K. Shah
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUT Health McGovern Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Michael E DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical DevicesTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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