Permeability of the silicone membrane in laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands has important clinical implications.

@article{Dixon2005PermeabilityOT,
  title={Permeability of the silicone membrane in laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands has important clinical implications.},
  author={J Brandon Dixon and Paul E. O'brien},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={624-9}
}
BACKGROUND The single most important attribute of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is its adjustability. Having the correct volume of fluid within the band is crucial for optimal performance. We observe a small reduction of the satiety-promoting effect with time. The characteristics and clinical relevance of volume change have not been… CONTINUE READING