Comparative long-term mortality after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding versus nonsurgical controls.

@article{Busetto2007ComparativeLM,
  title={Comparative long-term mortality after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding versus nonsurgical controls.},
  author={Luca Busetto and Dario Mirabelli and Maria Letizia Petroni and Marco Mazza and Franco Favretti and Gianni Segato and Monica Chiusolo and Franco Merletti and Franco Balzola and Giuliano Enzi},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={496-502; discussion 502}
}
BACKGROUND To compare the mortality rate of obese patients treated by laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) with the mortality rate of matched obese patients observed at medical centers. The net effect of bariatric surgery on total mortality is still controversial. Gastric bypass has been shown to reduce the relative risk of death, but similar data with LABG are still lacking. METHODS The surgical series was composed of 821 patients with a body mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m(2) consecutively treated… CONTINUE READING