A step-by-step guide to placement of the LAP-BAND adjustable gastric banding system.

@article{Fielding2002ASG,
  title={A step-by-step guide to placement of the LAP-BAND adjustable gastric banding system.},
  author={George A. Fielding and Jeff W. Allen},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={184 6B},
  pages={26S-30S}
}
The early promise of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was tempered by reports of high rates of gastric herniation or prolapse. These complications are a function of the operative technique used early on. At the time, in the early 1990s, the LAP-BAND device (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA) was placed lower on the stomach, near the first short… CONTINUE READING