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

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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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