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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS
Last RevisedApril 6, 2011

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