James R Piorkowski

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OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe, controlled method for weight loss in the morbidly obese patient. Inversion or dislodgement of the port leads to difficulty with access for band adjustments and frequently requires reoperation. We report our experience with port fixation to the rectus sheath of the abdominal wall by using(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists concerning the utility of routine cholecystectomy during bariatric surgery. We report our series of bariatric surgical procedures at our institution without concurrent cholecystectomy. METHODS From October 2003 to August 2005, 621 morbidly obese patients underwent a weight loss operation. Preoperatively, each patient had(More)
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