The provider either enlarges or reduces the size of the stomach pouch previously created during a gastric restrictive procedure. The provider reduces the size of the pouch if the patient did not experience sufficient weight loss. If the patient has experienced vomiting or severe malabsorption of nutrients, the provider enlarges the size of the pouch. He performs this procedure in patients who have not have an adjustable band placed below the stomach pouch.
For clinical responsibility, terminology, tips and additional info
start codify free trial.