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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2011.0207
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.953-956

Abstract

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.