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In vertical banded gastroplasty, also known as VBG or Stomach Stapling, your surgeon will cut a window in the upper part of your stomach.
He or she will place staples in your stomach around the window and toward the esophagus to create a small pouch on top.
Next, your surgeon will pass a rigid plastic band through the window and wrap it around the small outlet of the pouch, which will prevent stretching.
Food will move from this pouch through a tiny opening into the lower stomach and the rest of the digestive tract.