Journal article

Nonsurgical Management of Luminal Dilatation After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Geraldine Ooi, Paul Burton, Cheryl Laurie, Geoff Hebbard, Paul E O'Brien, Wendy A Brown



BACKGROUND: Proximal luminal dilatation (PLD) is one of the most significant challenges following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). If PLD is identified at an early stage, there is potential to avoid reoperation or irreversible change by implementing nonsurgical measures. The success of these strategies is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of how often PLD can be successfully treated nonsurgically. METHODS: The records of patients who underwent primary LAGB insertion by a single surgeon from January 2005 to December 2006 were reviewed. Study participants were all patients who had subsequently undergone a postoperative liquid contrast swallow demonstrat..

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