adjustable gastric banding

adjustable gastric banding

(ă-jŭs′tă-bl)
A bariatric surgical treatment for obesity in which a Silastic belt encircles the proximal portion of the stomach, restricting the flow of food. The rest of the gastrointestinal tract is left unmodified. The belt initially permits the proximal stomach to hold just an ounce of food. The restriction gives patients a feeling of premature fullness after a small meal, which keeps them from overeating. It can be loosened after significant weight loss has occurred to permit slightly increased food intake. Weight loss with gastric banding, which results purely from limitations on food intake, tends to be less than what can be achieved with surgery, e.g., Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Relatively common complications of banding include nausea and vomiting, erosion of the band into the stomach, and wound infections. Some patients learn to eat slowly but continuously and fail to lose weight..
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SAN FRANCISCO -- At 6 months after undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, a small group of morbidly obese teenagers showed significant improvements in risk factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to results of a prospective study.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery.
"Weight loss with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding led to excellent resolution of important comorbidities," Dr.
The patients underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Patient data were collected before and 6 months after the surgery.
As a consumer, you can select gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding or the gastric sleeve procedure.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding produced a 76% remission rate in the first randomized trial to compare the surgery against conventional treatment in obese patients with recent-onset type 2 diabetes.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was first introduced in 1993 as a less invasive bariatric surgical procedure.
-- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding resulted in a mean excess weight loss of 42% at 6 months and 60% at 1 year in a study of 51 obese children and adolescents, Dr.
The device's manufacturer, Allergan Inc., proposed that the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system be approved for weight reduction in people aged 18 years and over with no comorbidities and a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35 kg/[m.sup.2], or a BMI of at least 30 kg/[m.sup.2] and one or more comorbid conditions.
* Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. There have been reports of mechanical problems including breakage, infection, and erosion of the band into the GI tract.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is attractive because "if there are complications, or it doesn't seem successful, there at least is the option of removing the device and going back to the original anatomy," said Dr.
The major types of surgery undergone by participants in this study included laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
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