Complications of adjustable gastric banding

Jay Michael Snow, Paul A Severson

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Abstract

Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) has become increasingly used by bariatric surgeons and their patients as the surgical weight loss procedure of choice. The popularity of this procedure is in large part a result of the remarkable safety profile and low initial complication rate. Complications of AGB were initially believed to be minor and infrequent, but longer-term studies have increasingly described complications that lead to revisional surgery. In addition, a larger fraction of patients fail to lose weight than with other surgical weight loss procedures, frequently necessitating conversion to these other options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1249-1264
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Complications
  • Revisional surgery

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