Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding

Surg Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;81(5):1129-44, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(05)70188-2.


Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB) is a relatively new surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity The most popular banding procedure is the vertical banded gastroplasty, however, there are risks involved in this procedure, including staple-line disruption and postoperative intractable vomiting. This article presents the advantages of using the LASGB device over former types of gastric banding.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopes
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*