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Morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding

Abstract

The description of morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of morbid obesity. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: creation of pneumoperitoneum, trocar placement, Instruments, exposure, retrogastric tunnel, dissection/variation, intraoperative complications, band fixation, fixation/reservoir, postoperative period, band calibration. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2001-04-01