Laparoscopic gastric band surgery leads to more surgeries

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Takeaway

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement surgery has a high rate of reoperation, which is costly to the Medicare system.

Why this matters

  • Clinicians should counsel patients on Medicare about risks of this surgery and alternative bariatric surgeries.

Key results

 

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