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What are the results of gastric banding?

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Gastric banding is no longer commonly performed because of its high failure rate. The surgery leads to a loss of about 35% to 45% of excess weight. For example, someone who is 100 pounds overweight might expect to lose about 35 to 45 pounds after gastric banding. However, these results vary widely.

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Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

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Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Lynch, R. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, September 2006.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Buchwald, H. Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

FDA: "LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System."

Spivak, H., Surgical Endoscopy, February 2004.

Weiner, R. Obesity Surgery, June 2003.

Chapman, A. Surgery, March 2004.

Balsiger, B. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, November-December 2000.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

Lapband.com.

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Lynch, R. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, September 2006.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Buchwald, H. Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

FDA: "LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System."

Spivak, H., Surgical Endoscopy, February 2004.

Weiner, R. Obesity Surgery, June 2003.

Chapman, A. Surgery, March 2004.

Balsiger, B. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, November-December 2000.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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