Master’s Program Bariatric Pathway: Revision of Adjustable Gastric Band

  • Wayne S. Lee
  • Miguel A. Burch


Initial enthusiasm in the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has waned due to lower weight loss compared to other bariatric surgeries. Patients may also develop other complications such as band prolapse, band erosion, dysphagia, and port malfunction. Long-term obstruction may lead to esophageal dilation and dysmotility. Treatment options in patients with complications after LAGB include revision, band removal, or conversion to another bariatric procedure. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion have been described to be options for conversion.


Revisional bariatric surgery Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band Band prolapse Pouch dilation Band erosion Esophageal dysmotility Pseudoachalasia Conversion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Minimally Invasive SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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