While gastric band placement was a commonly performed operation for severe obesity during the decade after its approval by the FDA in 2001, it has become significantly less popular in recent years due to its inferior weight loss results compared to other bariatric operations. In addition, it is associated with more frequent weight regain, numerous major and minor complications, and the need for additional operations because of the presence of the band. General and bariatric surgeons and emergency departments will regularly see patients for band complications and this chapter is designed to guide in the evaluation and management of such issues.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Bariatric Surgery Complications and Emergencies|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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