Novel endoscopic retrieval

Dr. Bipan ChandBipan Chand, MD, FASGE, and colleagues from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, in Maywood, Illinois, USA discuss their video-based case titled “Complete endoscopic/transgastric retrieval of eroded gastric band: a novel technique” from December’s VideoGIE section. 

This video case shows a unique endoscopic way of removing an eroded gastric band, offering viewers a novel therapy to an uncommon, yet difficult problem.

Obesity treatment often involves surgical intervention. An endoscopist is often involved in post-surgical adverse events. Having the understanding of uncommon problems will allow the endoscopist to offer less morbid solutions to complex complications.

Figure 1Diagram of endoscopic and transgastric tools.

Read the article and view the video on the GIE website.

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