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“Normal” Lap Band placement!

Posted On : April 23, 2013

One of the most common problems that we see are patients who have been told that their band is in correct placement, and yet they are still having nausea, vomiting, reflux etc. These patients are frequently blamed for their symptoms as if properly placed band completely eliminates the problems being associated with the band.

The image above is an upper GI of a patient with no band in place.
The image above shows the esophagus of a patient with band placed, with no dilation of the esophagus.
The above image, shows the properly placed band with a grossly dilated esophagus above it.
This patient presented with daily nausea and vomiting and severe reflux, not even tolerating liquids even-thought the study was reported as “normal location and position” for Lap band.

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