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What are the side effects of gastric banding surgery?

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The most common problems after gastric banding surgery include:

  • Nausea and vomiting. These can often be reduced by adjusting the tightness of the band.
  • Minor surgical complications. These include problems with the adjustment device, wound infections, or minor bleeding. They happen less than 10% of the time.

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

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

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

Spivak, H., February 2004. Surgical Endoscopy,

Weiner, R. June 2003. Obesity Surgery,

Chapman, A. March 2004. Surgery,

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

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

SOURCES: 

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

Lapband.com.

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

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

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

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

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

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

Spivak, H., February 2004. Surgical Endoscopy,

Weiner, R. June 2003. Obesity Surgery,

Chapman, A. March 2004. Surgery,

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

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

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