Gastric Outlet Obstruction Caused by Total Band Erosion Academic Article uri icon


  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for the treatment of morbid obesity has gained widespread popularity because of its simplicity both for the surgeon and more so for the patient. On the other hand, with this procedure there are complications such as band slippage, erosion, balloon problems and tubing problems, which have required reoperations for remedy. Herein we describe a case of band erosion into the stomach causing gastric outlet obstruction. Of particular interest are the clinical appearance and the operative management of this complication.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004