Complete Endoscopic/transgastric Retrieval of Eroded Gastric Band: A Novel Approach to a Common Complication

Kevin M El-hayek, MD, Poochong Timratana, MD, Stacy Brethauer, MD, Bipan Chand, MD FACS. Cleveland Clinic


Complications of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) include band slippage, material infection, and band erosion. Band erosion can lead to chronic infection, obstruction, and delayed perforation; therefore, removal is indicated. We present a novel approach to band retrieval following partial erosion involving a complete endoscopic/transgastric technique.

Session Number: SS08 – Videos: Obesity Surgery
Program Number: V009

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