A pilot study of long-term effects of a novel obesity treatment: omentectomy in connection with adjustable gastric banding

@article{Thrne2002APS,
  title={A pilot study of long-term effects of a novel obesity treatment: omentectomy in connection with adjustable gastric banding},
  author={Anders Th{\"o}rne and Fredrik L{\"o}nnqvist and J Apelman and G{\"o}ran Hellers and Peter Arner},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={193-199}
}
AIM: To determine whether visceral fat reduction in connection with bariatric surgery could improve weight loss and metabolic profile of obese subjects.PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a one-center, randomized and controlled pilot trial we assigned 50 subjects with severe obesity (body mass index >35 kg/m2) to either adjustable gastric banding (AGB) alone (11 men and 14 women), or AGB plus surgical removal of the total greater omentum (11 men and 14 women). The patients were followed at regular… CONTINUE READING

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