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Endoscopic removal of partially eroded adjustable gastric band

posted Oct 4, 2013, 11:06 AM by Ali Lankarani   [ updated Oct 7, 2013, 12:48 PM ]


Band erosion is an uncommon complication of adjustable gastric banding. The recommended treatment is complete removal of the eroded gastric band in a combine endoscopic and laparoscopic procedure in the operating room. Here we present case of a partially eroded adjustable gastric band that was removed endoscopically with commonly available endoscopic equipments.

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