Gastric Banding

Monday, June 22nd 2015. | Others

Gastric banding (magenband) is an operation which limits the size of the stomach by placing a clamp device around the upper part of the stomach. It is a type of bariatric surgery which has the effect of restriction (limiting intake), but does not affect absorption.

Adjustable gastric banding laparoscopy (AGBL), or often called lap-banding, is the most common surgical procedures performed. In this procedure, a band (bracelet clamp) which can be set (lap-band) is used around the opening of the stomach. The band is connected to a reservoir implanted under the skin. Addition or subtraction of saline into the reservoir to tighten or loosen the band’s diameter. Thus, the size of the stomach opening can be changed.

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