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Complications of Gastric Bands

  • Bradley F. SchwackEmail author
  • Christine Ren Fielding
  • Jaime Ponce
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Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a restrictive bariatric operation. The procedure involves the placement of a gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, just below the gastroesophageal junction. This device is adjustable, and the procedure is devoid of any resection—no staples used at all. The procedure is unique in the fact that it requires strict follow-up with subsequent “fills” of the band in order to attain the proper level of satiety. These fills are performed in the office with a non-coring Huber needle. A patient’s success with a LAGB is directly proportional to the patient’s ability to follow up and the surgeon’s availability to provide such follow-up.

Keywords

Gastric band complications Gastric band outcomes Bariatric surgery Bariatric revision 

Abbreviations

%EWL

Excess weight lost

LAGB

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley F. Schwack
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christine Ren Fielding
    • 2
  • Jaime Ponce
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of Medicine – NYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.CHI Memorial HospitalChattanoogaUSA

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