Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Archive September 2012 XIII, No. 9

Prepping for Gastric Banding

The essential equipment, staffing and anesthesia needs for outpatient success.

Gaia Lukevich, RN, BSN, RNFA, CASC, CBN


gastric banding SLEEP SPECIALISTS Anesthesia providers must be airway management masters and skilled at limiting post-op pain and PONV risks.

As the administrator of an ASC that has hosted more than 3,000 gastric banding surgeries — about 460 each year — since launching the program in 2005, I know what it takes to run a successful bariatric program. Here are a few insights you can use to do the same.

New to Outpatient Surgery Magazine?
Sign-up to continue reading this article.
Register Now
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You