Complications associated with adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity: A surgeon's guide

Iyad Eid, Daniel W. Birch, Arya M. Sharma, Vadim Sherman, Karmali Shahzeer

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Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is considered to be a safe and effective method of weight loss and reduction of comorbidities associated with obesity. Despite its improved early safety profile compared with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, patients with LAGB can manifest unique complications that must be recognized and managed appropriately to achieve good outcomes. This review will prepare the general surgeon to identify, diagnose and manage the common complications encountered in patients presenting following LAGB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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