Complications of gastric banding

What are the specific complications after gastric banding? 

Complications are erosion of the band through the pouch (1%), slippage or prolapse of the band around the pouch (5%), band migration and esophageal obstruction (5%-10%), port or tubing break or infection (< 5%), and need for reoperation (at least 10%).

What is the long term failure rate for gastric banding? 

It may be as high as 50% because of weight loss failure or for complication, which is one of the reasons why its popularity and use has been decreasing worldwide.


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