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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding?

During laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, which creates a smaller stomach that is designed to restrict food intake. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Weight loss surgery

·         Stomach banding

·         LAGB

·         Lap-Band surgery

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may be performed in cases of obesity.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

Losing weight naturally through diet and exercise is a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Gastric bypass surgery and open adjustable gastric banding are surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

Possible risks following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding include infection, bleeding, injury to other organs and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the pouch to stretch or for the band to erode into the stomach or become displaced.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is fair. Some patients experience difficulty with the changes in reduced food intake, and many patients regain the lost weight following surgery.

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