Open Access Research Article Article ID: GJODMS-4-115

    Complications from Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: 364 Cases Experience

    Ramiro Gálvez-Valdovinos*

    Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding LAGB procedures are part of bariatric surgery, it has been reported with favorable risk-benefit profile like part of the management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, but like all surgical procedures have several complications. 

    Objective: To report 364 LAGB cases with complications observed in the last five years. 

    Material and Methods: LAGB complications were classified as intraoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative. 

    Results: 250 women and 114 men with mean age at 36 years were treated; time elapsed for LAGB ranged from 7 days to 60 months. Observed complications were: Esophagogastric obstruction (3.2%), Intragastric erosion (54.5%), LAGB chronic slippage (24.6%), Gastric reservoir dilatation (6.23%), Esophageal dilation (3%), Device malfunction (5.1%) and Slippage into the mediastinum (0.5%). 

    Conclusions: the evidence remarks that late complications of gastric banding are common.

    Keywords: Adjustable gastric banding; Complications

    Published on: Jan 24, 2017 Pages: 1-4

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-8583.000015
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