Gastric Band Manometry: Are Pressure Measurements and the Band Pressure Ratio Useful?

Introduction: Successful band adjustment requires a method to measure adequate restriction without over-inflation. There is no standardized optimal volume of saline used during band filling. We investigated what the relationship was between subjective optimal band filling and band pressure measurements.
Methods: Band pressure measurements were recorded at the first and second band adjustments in patients who had laparoscopic gastric band placement. Pressure measurements where recorded using a portable pressure monitor with a disposable pressure transducer and three way stopcock. Data were analyzed with SPSS 11, p

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