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Prevention and Management of Complications of Gastric Banding 

Prevention and Management of Complications of Gastric Banding
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Prevention and Management of Complications of Gastric Banding
Author(s):

Christine Ren Fielding

, and Monica Sethi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190608347.003.0033
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date: 19 January 2022

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is an effective option for the treatment of severe obesity. Its longstanding history has allowed us to understand its advantages, limitation, complications, and management. LAGB continues to have an excellent perioperative safety record but can have delayed complications due to the nature of being a device. By understanding these complications, the clinician can easily identify, treat and prevent their occurrence. The most common complications of gastric prolapse with band slippage, device breakdown and weight loss failure can all be addressed conservatively or surgically. This chapter addresses in a systematic format the short- and long-term complications of gastric banding.t

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