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What are the advantages of gastric banding surgery?

Because the band used in gastric banding surgery is removable, adjustable, and does not permanently alter the anatomy, it provides an option for patients who may not otherwise consider surgery for treatment of their obesity. Other advantages include a shorter hospital stay and no effects on the absorption of nutrients.

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