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Gastric Banding Surgery

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Gastric Banding Surgery
A restrictive type of weight-loss surgery in which a silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch. The band is then filled with saline solution through a tiny port in the patient’s abdominal region, and can be tightened or adjusted periodically to make the stomach pouch smaller. Weight loss occurs as a result of the patient eating smaller portion sizes.
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