Technical Points in Vertical Gastroplasty for Morbid Obesity.

GS Whitely, A Baildam, D Walter, H Neve, TV Taylor

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The success of vertical gastroplasty may be jeopardized by gastric leakage or ulceration due to failure of the technique. Reports of band erosion and staple-line leakage have led us to seek technical improvements to reduce technical failures. We describe a modification to the technique of band placement and a manoeuvre to aid the placement of staples when the TA90B staple gun is used.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992


  • Band erosion
  • Crossing staple lines
  • Morbid obesity
  • Silastic ring vertical gastroplasty
  • Technique
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty

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  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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