Is Gastro-Gastric Fixation Suture Necessary in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding? A Prospective Randomized Study

Avsar F. M., Sakcak I., Yildiz B. D., Cosgun E., Hamamci E. O.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.21, no.10, pp.953-956, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The reason for gastro-gastric suture (GGS) in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is to prevent migration, slippage, and pouch dilatation. Despite various suturing techniques, these complications are still quite common. In our study, we prospectively randomized patients for GGS and analyzed outcome.