Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Periprocedural Care

Updated: Apr 25, 2023
  • Author: Subhashini Ayloo, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Periprocedural Care


Laparoscopic gastric banding requires an instrument tray that includes the following:

  • Grasper
  • Dissector
  • Laparoscopic banding device
  • Sutures
  • Different length and sizes of trocars
  • Nathanson liver retractor

Patient Preparation


General anesthesia is required for this procedure.


The patient is positioned comfortably in a semilithotomy position. The surgeon stands between the patient’s legs or on the patient’s right side, and the first assistant stands on the left side of the patient and holds the camera. The surgeon should be standing comfortably with arms and elbows in an abducted position. Before starting the procedure, the surgeon should adjust the monitors to eye level.