Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: Outcomes

Jaime Ponce, Wendy A. Brown

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The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a satiety inducing procedure. By initiating a prolonged period of satiation, patients eat less and weight loss is achieved. It is the safest bariatric procedure and can be performed as an outpatient.The reported long-term (>10 years) excess weight loss (EWL) varies from 33 to 60 . Along with this weight loss comes substantial improvement in obesity-related comorbidities and quality of life with a 50 improvement in medium-term mortality risk. Optimal outcomes require the patient to engage in a follow-up program that focuses on patient education as well as band adjustment focused on improving satiety. While there is a significant need for revisional procedures, these revisional procedures are safe and effective, in terms of sustained weight loss and comorbidity resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
EditorsStacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer, Bruce D Schirmer
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Pages193 - 198
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781493916375
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Mechanism of action
  • Outcomes

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