Bariatric emergencies for non-bariatric surgeons: complications of laparoscopic gastric banding.

@article{Kirshtein2010BariatricEF,
  title={Bariatric emergencies for non-bariatric surgeons: complications of laparoscopic gastric banding.},
  author={Boris Kirshtein and Leonid Lantsberg and Solly Mizrahi and Eliezer Avinoach},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1468-78}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has gained popularity for treatment of morbid obesity worldwide. With the widespread use of LAGB, an increasing number of medical specialists are dealing with the potentially life-threatening complications of this procedure. METHODS More than 6,000 LABGs were performed by our surgeons during the past 11 years, during which various complications of LAGB were observed, including band slippage, erosion, gastric pouch dilatation, port… CONTINUE READING