Endoscopic Treatment of Gastric Band Prolapse

  title={Endoscopic Treatment of Gastric Band Prolapse},
  author={Seok-Joong Kang and KwangSoon Kim and Kwang Hyun Kim},
  booktitle={Obesity surgery},
Complications of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) are well documented including migration, erosion, prolapse, infection, pouch dilatation, and gastric perforation. Band prolapse within the first 5 years after LAGB is observed in about 5% of cases, requiring an operative procedure. Here we report our experience of endoscopic treatment of band prolapses. From December 2007 to December 2013, 1,347 consecutive patients (202 male, 1,145 female) underwent LAGB; 47 patients had band… CONTINUE READING

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