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
Treated with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding:
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may be
performed in cases of obesity.
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
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.
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.
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.