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Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for failed gastric banding: outcomes in 642 patients.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a well-tolerated procedure but has high long-term complication and failure rates. Laparoscopic conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypassExpand
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Postoperative ileus: in search of an international consensus on definition, diagnosis, and treatment
PurposePostoperative ileus (POI) is a frequent complication after abdominal surgery; nonetheless, it remains poorly defined. Our aim was to achieve an international consensus among leading colorectalExpand
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Do Food Preferences Change After Bariatric Surgery?
Purpose of ReviewInsights into physiological mechanisms responsible for weight loss after bariatric surgery (BS) have challenged the traditional view that mechanical restriction and caloricExpand
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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Outcomes Do Not Depend on Device or Technique. Long-Term Results of a Prospective Randomized Study Comparing the Lapband® and the SAGB®
BackgroundGastric banding still represents one of the most widely used bariatric procedures. It provides acceptable weight loss in many patients, but has frequent long-term complications. BecauseExpand
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Defining Global Benchmarks in Bariatric Surgery: A Retrospective Multicenter Analysis of Minimally Invasive Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
OBJECTIVE To define "best possible" outcomes for bariatric surgery (BS)(Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] and sleeve gastrectomy [SG]). BACKGROUND Reference values for optimal surgical outcomes inExpand
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Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Improves Lipid Profile and Decreases Cardiovascular Risk: a 5-Year Longitudinal Cohort Study of 1048 Patients
BackgroundDyslipidemia is a known risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) events. The aim of the study was to assess lipid profiles and their impact on CV risk changes in a large patient cohort 5 yearsExpand
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Sleeve Gastrectomy Combined with the Simplified Hill Repair in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity and Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease: Preliminary Results in 14 Patients
BackgroundOur aim is to report our initial experience with a novel technique which addresses morbid obesity and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) simultaneously by combination of laparoscopicExpand
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A case-controlled matched-pair cohort study of single-incision and conventional laparoscopic gastric band patients in a single US center with 1-year follow-up
IntroductionSingle-incision laparoscopic gastric banding has been reported to be safe and feasible. This matched case–control study is the first to compare the outcome in terms of weight loss andExpand
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Contribution of Computed Tomographic Imaging to the Management of Acute Abdominal Pain after Gastric Bypass: Correlation Between Radiological and Surgical Findings.
BackgroundWe evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of first interpretations of computed tomographic (CT) images and blind interpretation using predefined CT signs in patients with previous Roux-en-YExpand
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