Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Allergan Lap-Band®

The aim of the one day Advanced Course is to provide experienced surgeons with information on new techniques, prevention and treatment of complications and management of the challenging patient.

Target: The Advanced Course is best suited to surgeons with experience in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Course and clinical experience with LAGB procedures.


  • An update of new information in gastric banding
  • Understanding how the gastric banding procedure works
  • Technical aspects of managing complications including:
    ‐ The specturm of oesophageal and gastric enlargements above the band
  • Technical aspects of gastric band placement including:
    ‐ Operating techniques 
    - Technical Challenges
  • Presentations, panel discussions, case studies and audience interaction
  • Other complications
  • Patient Management

What is included?

  • Comprehensive training kit
  • DVDs showing all aspects of the surgical technique
  • CDs containing extensive data and research reports
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

RACS Continuing Professional Development points: 1 point per hour in Category 4: Maintenance of Clinical Knowledge and Skills.

Date: TBA

Venue: TBA

Registration: To register, please download the registration form.

For further information and to register, please contact:

Wendy Brown
Phone: +61 3 9903 0725
Fax: +61 3 9903 0717