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Question 3#

Complications of adjustable gastric banding which have diminished its popularity as a bariatric procedure include all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Mortality risk
B. Slippage of the band
C. Failure to lose weight
D. Port and tubing complications

Correct Answer is A


The adjustable gastric band procedure, usually performed laparoscopically, has the lowest cost and mortality risk of all the bariatric procedures, but is the least effective for weight loss. In addition, slippage and erosion of the band and complications related to the maintenance and use of the port for adjusting the size of the band contribute to its loss of popularity.