Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
Vertical banded gastroplasty, also known as stomach stapling, is a bariatric surgery employed in the treatment of obesity. It can be performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions as a minimally invasive surgery instead of through a large, open abdominal incision. Vertical banded gastroplasty is a restrictive bariatric surgery which uses a combination of non-adjustable bands and staples to create a stomach pouch that can hold only a limited amount of food without having to alter the normal digestive process. The goal of the surgery is to lose weight by making you feel full more quickly with less food, thereby limiting your calorie intake.