With adjustable gastric banding on the decline as compared to other bariatric surgeries, there are still places where this tool has a benefit. This session will highlight the use of the adjustable gastric band in current practice and best practices and identifying appropriate patients for banding in today’s environment will be discussed. Avoiding pitfalls and complications of the procedure and how it fares in today’s market will also be discussed.
- Review advances in the Gastric Band knowledge base over the past 5-7 years
- Identify the role of gastric banding in the setting of the maturation of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon therapies
- Identify the ideal candidate for gastric banding in both primary and reoperative settings
- Recognize best practices for the large patient pool that currently exists
Rachel Blind, NP-BC
Patient Selection: Who are the Best Candidates?
Jeff Allen, MD
Band Technical Considerations: Placement and Adjustment
Hans Schmidt, MD
Post-Band Management: Band Adjustment and Follow-Up
Christine Ren Fielding, MD
Band Reengagement: What Do You Do When its Not Working?
George Fielding, MD
Closing Question & Answer