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Long-Term Results of a Prospective Study on Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity.
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PMID:  21188545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to study the long-term outcome of adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity. In Europe, the preference for gastric band has declined in favor of Roux-Y-gastric bypass. METHODS: This is a follow-up of a prospective study on a large cohort of patients after laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) for morbid obesity. RESULTS: Complete data were collected on 656 patients (88%) from a cohort of 745 patients. After a median follow-up of 95 months (range 60-155), the mean BMI dropped from 41.0 ± 7.3 to 33.2 ± 7.1 kg/m(2), with a 46.2 ± 36.5% excess weight loss (EWL). A more than 50% EWL was achieved in 44% of patients. The band was still in place in 77.1% of patients; conversion to gastric bypass after band removal was carried out in 98 (14.9%) patients, while a simple removal was done in only 52 (7.9%) patients. Band removal was more likely in women and patients with a higher BMI. CONCLUSIONS: After LAGB, band removal was necessary for complications or insufficient weight loss in 24% of patients. Nearly half of the patients achieved a more than 50% EWL, but in 88%, a more than 10% EWL was observed. LAGB can achieve an acceptable weight loss in some patients, but the failure in one out of four patients does not allow proposing it as a first-line option for the treatment of obesity.
Y Van Nieuwenhove; W Ceelen; A Stockman; H Vanommeslaeghe; E Snoeck; K Van Renterghem; D Van de Putte; P Pattyn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium,
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