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Gastric Banding

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A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a pouch. The band is adjustable, so the size of the opening between the pouch and the stomach can be adjusted.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Last Revised April 5, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 05, 2013
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