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Gastric bands for obesity often involve multiple operations

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Gastric bands have been used since 2001 in the U.S. to help obese patients lose weight, but are falling out of favor because of the complications that can arise. Gastric band surgery can lead to complications if the band itself slips or erodes into the stomach, requiring additional operations. In recent years gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery has been replacing gastric band surgery. Both create a smaller stomach and limit the amount of food the patient may consume at once, but have a much lower reoperation rate when compared to gastric band surgery.

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