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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

The lower, larger part of the stomach is still intact below the band. These two parts of the stomach are connected by a small opening. Food passes through the opening, or stoma, from the upper gastric pouch to the lower part more slowly. This delayed emptying gives the patient a sense of fullness,...


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