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Surg Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;81(5):1129-44, vii.

Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding.

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Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298-0519, USA. edemaria@hsc.vcu.edu

Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB) is a relatively new surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity The most popular banding procedure is the vertical banded gastroplasty, however, there are risks involved in this procedure, including staple-line disruption and postoperative intractable vomiting. This article presents the advantages of using the LASGB device over former types of gastric banding.

PMID:
11589249
DOI:
10.1016/s0039-6109(05)70188-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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