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  • 2004-11-08

Laparoscopic gastric banding in a 45-year-old female patient with a BMI of 40

Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2004;04(11). URL:
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This video demonstrates the basic steps in placement of a gastric band. The surgeon demonstrates the key anatomical landmarks and dissection. He also discusses things to avoid. The dissection of retrogastric window is clearly demonstated and the band is introduced through an 18 mm port in the left upper quadrant and positioned in the upper stomach after calibration with a 15 mL balloon passed by the anesthetist. Once the band is locked, the anterior segment is buried by approximating the two borders of the stomach. The reservoir is placed in the LUQ at the site of the 18 mm port.