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Gastric Banding Surgery

Gastric Banding

There are several different gastric banding weight loss surgery operations. Known as "restrictive" weight loss surgery, each one carries its own benefits and health risks.

Two such procedures are Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) - Lap Band and Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG).

Benefits & Risks of Gastric Banding

Although restrictive weight loss surgery operations lead to weight loss in almost all patients, they are less successful than malabsorptive operations in achieving substantial, long-term weight loss. About 30 percent of those who undergo VBG achieve normal weight, and about 80 percent achieve some degree of weight loss. Some patients regain weight. Others are unable to adjust their eating habits and fail to lose the desired weight. Successful results depend on the patient's willingness to adopt a long-term plan of healthy eating and regular physical activity.

Complications of Gastric Banding

A common risk of restrictive operations is vomiting, which is caused when the small stomach is overly stretched by food particles that have not been chewed well. Band slippage and saline leakage have been reported after AGB. Risks of VBG include wearing away of the band and breakdown of the staple line. In a small number of cases, stomach juices may leak into the abdomen, requiring an emergency operation. In less than one percent of all cases, infection or death from complications may occur.

Source:
NIDDK: Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity

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