Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Management

Publication Date: July 2, 2022
Last Updated: August 30, 2022

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Behavioral health

Preoperative psychopathology identified by mental health professionals may predict postoperative psychopathology. Mental health professionals should address pre- and postoperative psychosocial issues (e.g., disordered eating, substance abuse, suicide, depression, lack of social support, and body image/excess skin). Proper LAGB device management, nutrition, and mental health counseling may decrease or eliminate maladaptive eating behaviors. Patients with behavior-related symptoms or diagnoses should undergo postoperative therapy with counseling and appropriate medication, in combination with support groups. Support group attendance should be encouraged for postoperative behavioral and emotional changes.



Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Management

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