Public Service Announcement regarding Discontinuation of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Curved Adjustable Gastric Band (Realize/Swedish/SAGB)

Public Service Announcement from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) regarding Discontinuation of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Curved Adjustable Gastric Band (Realize/Swedish/SAGB)

Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is an FDA and ASMBS approved bariatric surgery treatment. Ethicon Endo-Surgery ® has announced that they will discontinue manufacturing of the Curved Adjustable Gastric Band ® at the end of 2016. In order to facilitate protection of patient safety in the United States, ASMBS is releasing this…

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