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Gastric Banding

Picture of where a gastric band is placed

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS
Last Revised April 6, 2011

Last Revised: April 6, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS

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