Sebastiano Lacitignola

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BACKGROUND The Lap-Band System is the most common bariatric operation world-wide. Current selection criteria do not include patients with BMI < or = 35. We report the Italian multicentre experience with BMI < or = 35 kg/m(2) over the last 5 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were obtained from 27 centres involved in the Italian Collaborative Study Group for(More)
Background: The Lap Band system procedure is currently the most common bariatric surgical procedure worldwide. This is an interim report of the experience of the 27 Italian centers participating in the national collaborative study group for Lap Band® (GILB). Methods: An electronic database was specifically created. It was mailed and e-mailed to all of the(More)
Laparoscopic of the LAP-BAND System placement stage of obesity is a safe operation, but its indication in terms of stage of obesity is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the 5 years stage of obesity results for weight loss in patients with varying preoperative ranges of body mass index (BMI). Data were obtained from the Italian(More)
BACKGROUND The Lap Band system procedure is currently the most common bariatric surgical procedure worldwide. This is an interim report of the experience of the 27 Italian centers participating in the national collaborative study group for Lap Band (GILB). METHODS An electronic database was specifically created. It was mailed and e-mailed to all of the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is the most common bariatric operation. This study is a retrospective analysis of the multicenter Italian experience in patients with BMI > 50 over the last 4 years. METHODS An electronic data sheet made for LAGB-operated patients since January 1996, was mailed and e-mailed to all surgeons involved(More)
OBJECTIVES A minimally invasive approach is considered the treatment of choice for gallbladder stones. We report our experience with the treatment of choledocholithiasis. METHODS From January 1993 to December 2002, 3118 patients underwent minimally invasive surgery for symptomatic gallstones, 2681 for gallbladder stones and 437 (14%) for(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present their experience with the treatment of cholecystocholedocholithiasis. METHODS From August 1995 to August 2005, we treated 3750 patients with symptomatic gallbladder stones, and 12.7% of these patients also had a choledocholithiasis. This percentage with reference to the literature is certainly due to intraoperative(More)
Extraintestinal manifestations and perianal complications were examined in 69 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and in 29 patients with Crohn's disease (CD). 17.5% of patients with UC presented an extraintestinal manifestation or a perianal disease against 48% of patients with CD. Over all, joint disease turned out to be the most frequent manifestation,(More)
OBJECTIVES We analyzed our experience with the laparoscopic approach for treating benign gastric lesions. METHODS Between June 1998 and June 2002, we performed 18 gastric resections with the laparoscopic approach for 7 pyloric stenoses, 8 recurrent duodenal ulcers, and 3 chronic gastric ulcers. RESULTS In our series, we performed Billroth II(More)