A prospective comparison of vertical banded gastroplasty and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a non-superobese population.

@article{Kalfarentzos2006APC,
  title={A prospective comparison of vertical banded gastroplasty and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a non-superobese population.},
  author={Fotis E Kalfarentzos and George Skroubis and Ioannis Kehagias and Nancy Mead and Kostas Vagenas},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={151-8}
}
BACKGROUND In the non-superobese population, consensus is currently unavailable in bariatric surgery. We report the results of a prospective comparison of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) in a non-superobese population. METHODS From 1994 to 2000, 179 patients with clinically severe obesity underwent various surgical procedures in our department. During this time a prospective study was undertaken in order to compare VBG with RYGBP in morbidly obese… CONTINUE READING
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