Masters Program Bariatric Pathway: Adjustable Gastric Band
Every year, tens of thousands of patients worldwide undergo laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for treatment of morbid obesity. With standard surgical technique, and under the auspices of an intensive postoperative follow-up program, LAGB can be a lifesaving companion for those suffering the physical, psychosocial, and economic effects of morbid obesity. Multiple studies have shown the safety and efficacy of this procedure. Long-term successful outcomes are dependent on frequent adjustments and close clinical and behavioral support from a dedicated bariatric surgical practice. This chapter reviews the accepted surgical technique for placement of the adjustable gastric band, as well as outcomes.
KeywordsBariatric surgery Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Lap-band Pars flaccida technique
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
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