What are late complications of the adjustable gastric band bariatric surgery?

Updated: May 28, 2019
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Late complications are as follows:

  • Food intolerance or noncompliance to band (13%)
  • Band slippage (stomach prolapse) (2.2-8%)
  • Pouch dilatation
  • Band erosion into the stomach
  • Port complications
  • Reoperation rate (2-41%)
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Failure to lose weight
  • Port infection, band infection
  • Leakage of the balloon or tubing
  • Mortality (0.5%; 0% in some series)

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