Laparoscopic Placement of Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding: Early Experience

F. Favretti, G. B. Cadière, G. Segato, G. Bruyns, F. De Marchi, J. Himpens, C. Belluco, M. Lise

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Background: the authors describe a laparoscopic technique for the positioning of stoma adjustable silicone gastric banding (SASGB), which respects the main steps of the open procedure. Methods: (1) patient position: supine with thighs abducted and 30° reverse Trendelenburg; (2) Four 10 mm trocars (supra-umbilical, sub-xiphoid, right upper quadrant, left upper quadrant) and an 18 mm trocar (left subcostal); (3) exposure of the subcardial area; (4) measurement of the pouch; (5) dissection of the lesser and greater curvatures; (6) retrogastric tunnel; (7) introduction and placement of the band; (8) band closure and stoma calibration; (9) retention sutures. Results: results obtained in a first (1992) series of five patients who underwent the laparoscopic application of the regular SASGB and results of a second series (1993-1994) of seven patients in whom the new LAP-ASGB was utilized are reported. Conclusion: this new approach can represent a major achievement in bariatric surgery, as it combines the minimal invasiveness of the laparoscopic approach with the reversibility of SASGB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • gastric banding
  • Laparoscopy
  • morbid obesity
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Surgery
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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