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What is gastric banding surgery?

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In gastric banding surgery, the surgeon uses laparoscopy (small cuts in the belly) to put an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. After banding, the stomach can hold only about an ounce of food.

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

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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