During laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty,
the top of the stomach is stapled in order to create a hole for a
non-adjustable band which is looped and closed around a small area of the
stomach. This creates a small pouch and limits the amount of food the patient
can ingest. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method
that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments
inserted through small incisions.
- Weight loss
Treated with Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty:
Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty may be
performed to help treat obesity.
Losing weight through diet and exercise is a
non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty. Surgical
alternatives to the procedure include open vertical banded gastroplasty,
laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery.
with Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty:
Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty is
performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and
completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty:
Possible risks following laparoscopic vertical
banded gastroplasty include infection, bleeding, injury to other organs and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the pouch to
stretch and for the band to become displaced or erode into the stomach.
after Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty is fair. Many patients struggle to
adjust to the reduced food intake and lifestyle change and regain the weight
following the surgery.