A New Surgical Technique for the Silicone Gastric Band in the Presence of a Large Hiatus Hernia

Paul G. Anderson, David I. Watson

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy of a new surgical technique for the placement of the silicone gastric band (LAP-Band) in the presence of a large (>5 cm) hiatus hernia. Method: Hiatus hernias >5 cm were identified by endoscopy and barium meal in 6 patients. Each patient underwent hiatal hernia repair and attempted gastrodesis with laparoscopic placement of a gastric band. Results: At 6 months, there were no complications. Mean weight loss was 16 kg. Conclusion: Repair of hiatus hernia with hiatal repair and gastrodesis of the posterior aspect of the stomach may allow some patients to undergo a procedure previously considered contraindicated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hiatus hernia
  • hiatal repair
  • gastrodesis
  • morbid obesity
  • laparoscopy

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