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Evolution of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

University of Nebraska Medical Center, 983280 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA.
Surgical Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.93). 12/2011; 91(6):1239-47, viii-ix. DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2011.08.006
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ABSTRACT This article reviews the use of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the United States today. It comments on the history of the procedure as well as technical aspects of the operation. Short-term and long-term outcomes of the procedure are examined, and the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure in comparison with the laparoscopic gastric bypass are discussed.

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