Patients who have had their gastric band removed are guaranteed to suffer from weight regain without an additional bariatric procedure, according to conclusions of a recently released study.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the most popular weight loss procedures performed worldwide. It involves fitting an adjustable band around the top of the stomach to restrict eating and control hunger.
The gastric band is meant to be a long-term implant, but in some patients the band needs to be removed. Band removal occurs for multiple reasons, including poor results, diet intolerance, or device-related complications.