Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding | South Miami Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program
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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

In the adjustable gastric banding procedure, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach. The band is then inflated with a salt solution. It can be tightened or loosened over time to change the size of the passage by increasing or decreasing the amount of salt solution.