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BWH Surgeons Demonstrated New Minimally Invasive Approach to Weight Loss Surgery

On July 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET, surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston broadcast a live laparoscopic adjustable banding (LAP-BAND®) procedure to treat patients with morbid obesity.
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July 27, 2005 at 4:30 PM EDT (00:00 UTC)
From Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

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BOSTON, MA- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for weight loss that requires no stomach stapling or intestinal re-routing. The LAP-BAND® is adjusted in the physician's office for the needs of each patient. This procedure enables patients to recover more quickly with less pain and less risk of wound complications than traditional weight loss surgery.

Ashley H. Vernon, MD,  MORE...

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BOSTON, MA- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for weight loss that requires no stomach stapling or intestinal re-routing. The LAP-BAND® is adjusted in the physician's office for the needs of each patient. This procedure enables patients to recover more quickly with less pain and less risk of wound complications than traditional weight loss surgery.

Ashley H. Vernon, MD, Associate Surgeon at BWH, performed the procedure, assisted by David B. Lautz, MD, Director of Bariatric Surgery. Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, Director of the BWH Program for Weight Management, narrated the webcast, which included an overview of pre- and post-surgical considerations, patient candidacy, and risks and benefits of laparoscopic adjustable banding.

To learn more about weight loss surgery and hear from patients who have undergone this procedure, see our video on New Advances in Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery.

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