Laparoscopic single-site surgery for placement of adjustable gastric band--a series of 22 cases.

@article{Teixeira2010LaparoscopicSS,
  title={Laparoscopic single-site surgery for placement of adjustable gastric band--a series of 22 cases.},
  author={J{\'u}lio Vin{\'i}cius de Souza Teixeira and Kevin Dunbar McGill and Nina Koshy and James McGinty and George Todd},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
BACKGROUND We present a series of 22 patients who underwent laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery for placement of an adjustable gastric band at a U.S. university hospital. METHODS From December 2007 to December 2008, LESS surgery, through a transumbilical incision, to place an adjustable gastric band was performed on 22 patients under institutional review board approval. Multiple ports were placed through a single incision in the umbilicus to allow for liver retraction, visualization… CONTINUE READING