Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Revisional Surgery

  • Franco Favretti
  • Gianni Segato
  • Maurizio De Luca
  • Luca Busetto


Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) using the Lap-Band (BioEnterics Lap-Band, Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, CA) has been performed in our institution since 1993. Adjustable gastric banding for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity originated with Kuzmak in 1986, and in 1993 was developed for laparoscopic placement. In the past 10 years the procedure has gained widespread acceptance and is now the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in many countries of the world.


Gastric Bypass Morbid Obesity Gastric Banding Gastric Pouch Revisional Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Favretti
    • 1
  • Gianni Segato
    • 1
  • Maurizio De Luca
    • 2
  • Luca Busetto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRegional HospitalVicenzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General SurgerySan Bortolo Regional HospitalVicenzaItaly
  3. 3.Obesity CenterUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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