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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gastric Banding

The Adjustable Gastric Band System
The band is a simple silicone ring with an inflatable balloon fitted on the inside. The balloon is connected to an injection port by a long, thin, kink resistant silicone tubing. Like a wrist- watch, the band is fastened around the upper stomach, about 15mm below the gastro-esophageal junction. This divides the stomach into a small upper pouch (15ml) and the remainder lower stomach.

- The Adjustable Gastric Band System
- How does the band work?
- Advantages of adjustable Gastric Band
- Weight loss after Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Adjustments
- Risks Specific to Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

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