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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

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ADVANTAGES

  • Safest procedure
  • Performed laparoscopically, with fast recovery and short hospital stay
  • Effective short to mid term weight loss with average of 50% excess weight out to 5 years.
  • No alteration in gastro-intestinal tract

DISADVANTAGES

  • Foreign body
  • 10% band removal rate and hence need for further surgery
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Long term outcomes not known
  • Requires life long follow up and band readjustments

MORE ON THE LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BANDING

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding - Information Sheet (239 KB)

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