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What are the risks with gastric banding?

Curtis L. Peery, MD
Surgery
Properly inserted, lap bands help people feel full early in the meal and be sated for three or more hours -- and side effects are rare. Still, rare is different than never. In this video, Dr. Curtis Peery of Sanford Health explains what can happen if a lap band loosens or, worse, tightens over time.

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