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Physician Section: LAPBAND®


Laparoscopic Placement of the LAPBAND® [INAMED - BIOENTERICS CORP]

 

Technical Summary
 
bulletFull Laparoscopic Procedure.
bullet15 -30 ml Gastric Pouch [no gastric transection] uniquely using the LapBand™
bulletNo Bypass
bulletAdjustable Silicone Gastric Ring
 
 Technical Difficulty Level =  MODERATE
             
 
 
Bariatric Procedure Classification
 
bulletGastric restrictive procedure [15 to 30 ml calibrated gastric pouch with adjustable, calibrated, outflow ]
bulletNo Combination malabsorptive component
 
Expected Surgical Outcome
 
bullet60-65% excess weight loss within 12 months
bulletAdjustable gastric pouch outflow requiring frequent fluoroscopic adjustments.
bulletSignificant risk of intra or postoperative Deep Venous Thrombosis with or without Pulmonary Embolus.
 
Surgeon's Surgical Skill Requirements
 
bulletHigh volume of advanced, laparoscopic procedures,
bulletBariatric surgical training and credentialing,
bulletHigh volume of Performed Laparoscopic gastric bypass with Roux Y Limb per year,
bulletUse of a specialized, bariatric, surgical service.



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