adjustable gastric banding

adjustable gastric banding
a laparoscopic procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity, in which a saline-filled silicone band is placed around the proximal stomach to create a small gastric pouch and stoma. The circumference of the band can be changed by altering the amount of saline in the bladder through a subcutaneous port.

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