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Past, present, and future: Critical analysis of use of gastric bands in obese patients
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity : Targets and Therapy
Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is quickly becoming the most popular bariatric operation performed in the United States and Canada. Patients are particularly fond of the simplicity of the tool, the relatively low morbidity of the surgery, the quick recovery, and overall results. The gastric band has evolved over its 35-year history into a very successful adjustable tool used to restrict food consumption and limit caloric intake. The percent of excessive weight loss after banding can range fromdoi:10.2147/dmso.s6935 fatcat:mny4mipia5bv3peptdx4vki3ly