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Be Specific For Fluoroscopic Guidance in LAP-BAND Adjustment

Question: In a patient who complained of nausea and vomiting after a recent filling of gastric lap band reservoir, our physician did a fluoroscopic guided aspiration to adjust the band. In the clinical note, the procedure is described as follows: “Under intermittent fluoroscopic guidance, a 22 gauge short needle was advanced into the port reservoir. 5 cc of clear saline [...]