Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Postoperative Management and Nutritional Evaluation
Experience with the nonadjustable silicone gastric band and the vertical banded gastroplasty have shown that a rigid, narrow stomal outlet leads to chronic vomiting, reflux, and subsequent weight gain due to maladaptive eating. One of the distinct advantages of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is its adjustability. This chapter discusses postoperative strategies that can maximize the efficacy of LAGB and potentially decrease the complications.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Solid Food Gastric Pouch
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