Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Infection, Slippage, and Hiatal Hernia

  • Marina Kurian

Laparoscopic adjustable banding surgery has increased due to popularity with patients and bariatric surgeons. Long-term management of these patients should include careful questioning of the patients for troublesome symptoms, a low threshold for further testing, and careful physical examination. Infection of the gastric band or the reservoir port usually presents early after band placement. Gastric prolapse or “band slippage” can occur early or late. Hiatal hernia usually presents later in the postoperative period after the band has been adjusted.


Methylene Blue Hiatal Hernia Gastric Banding Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Adjustable Gastric Banding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Kurian
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  1. 1.Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryNew York University Medical CenterNew York

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