Maureen Boyle

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is associated with high long-term failure rates requiring conversion to alternative procedures. Operative conversion to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric (LRYGB) bypass is associated with higher complication rates than primary procedures. OBJECTIVES To compare(More)
Management of super-super obese patients poses a particular challenge for bariatric surgeons. Many staged algorithms exist for these patients. Essentially all of these involve a lower-risk procedure like sleeve gastrectomy first before a definitive second-stage procedure like gastric bypass or duodenal switch. This study compares our results with 19 mini(More)
INTRODUCTION Inadequate weight loss (IWL)/weight regain (WR) and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), unresponsive to medical management, are two most common indications for conversion of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This study reports detailed outcomes of conversion of SG to RYGB for these two indications separately. (More)
s / International Journal of Surgery 9 (2011) 495–546 538 ABSTRACTS Results: The procedure enabled restoration of oral diet and allowed restoration of run off for saliva. Conclusions: This is the first reported transcervical, radiologically guided technique to treat neopharyngeal stenosis following surgical treatment for head and neck cancer. It(More)
Gastric bypass can be technically challenging in super–super obese patients. Both Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and one anastomosis (mini) gastric bypass (OAGB/MGB) have been described in these patients, but direct comparisons are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the early outcomes with these two procedures in patients with body mass(More)
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