Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding

Gastric banding

A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a pouch. The band is adjustable, so the size of the opening between the pouch and the stomach can be adjusted.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Last RevisedApril 5, 2013

Last Revised: April 5, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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