A rational approach to cholelithiasis in bariatric surgery: its application to the laparoscopically placed adjustable gastric band.

@article{Obrien2003ARA,
  title={A rational approach to cholelithiasis in bariatric surgery: its application to the laparoscopically placed adjustable gastric band.},
  author={Paul E. O'brien and J Brandon Dixon},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 8},
  pages={908-12}
}
BACKGROUND Gallstones are more common in the obese population and may be formed during rapid weight loss. A rational approach to the management of the gallbladder should be incorporated into bariatric surgical practice. It has been recommended that patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have routine cholecystectomy regardless of gallstone status. We analyzed the outcomes of a noninterventionist policy on 1000 patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. HYPOTHESIS… CONTINUE READING