Conversion of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Removal to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Two Step Procedure

Ryan C Broderick, MD, Cristina R Harnsberger, MD, Catherine Beck, MD, Alberto S Gallo, MD, Hans F Fuchs, MD, Martin A Berducci, MD, Bryan J Sandler, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California San Diego.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band removal is occuring at an increasing rate.. In many cases, a second bariatric operation is desired for maintaining or continuing weight loss. We present a case report showing the key steps during lap band removal to allow for a successful gastrectomy as a second operation 3 months later. There is current controversy as to the best method for performing sleeve gastrectomy after band removal; this video shows that a staged operation is a reasonable option in bariatric surgery.

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