Workup of abdominal pain or vomiting in the gastric band patient

Ann M. Rogers, Cheickna Diarra, Shaukat A. Gulfaraz

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While gastric band placement was a commonly performed operation for severe obesity during the decade after its approval by the FDA in 2001, it has become significantly less popular in recent years due to its inferior weight loss results compared to other bariatric operations. In addition, it is associated with more frequent weight regain, numerous major and minor complications, and the need for additional operations because of the presence of the band. General and bariatric surgeons and emergency departments will regularly see patients for band complications and this chapter is designed to guide in the evaluation and management of such issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBariatric Surgery Complications and Emergencies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319271149
ISBN (Print)9783319271125
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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