Treatment of intra-gastric band migration following laparoscopic banding: safety and feasibility of simultaneous laparoscopic band removal and replacement.

@article{AbuAbeid2005TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of intra-gastric band migration following laparoscopic banding: safety and feasibility of simultaneous laparoscopic band removal and replacement.},
  author={Subhi Abu-Abeid and Dan Bar Zohar and Boaz Sagie and Joseph B Klausner},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={849-52}
}
BACKGROUND Intra-gastric band migration (band erosion) following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a known complication requiring revisional surgery. Management has most often involved band removal and suturing of the stomach wall, followed by delayed replacement at a third operation. We report our experience with simultaneous band removal and replacement. METHODS Between May 2001 and December 2003, we performed 754 laparoscopic operations using the Lap-Band (R). Patients… CONTINUE READING

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