Complications after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity: experience with 1,000 patients over 7 years.

@article{Chevallier2004ComplicationsAL,
  title={Complications after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity: experience with 1,000 patients over 7 years.},
  author={J. M. Chevallier and Franck Zinzindohou{\'e} and Richard Douard and J Blanche and J. L. Berta and Jean-Jacques Altman and Paul-Henri Cugnenc},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={407-14}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is considered the least invasive surgical option for morbid obesity. It is less efficient than gastric bypass in weight loss, but has the advantage of being potentially reversible and can improve the quality of life if mortality and morbidity are low. METHODS Between 1996 and 2003, 1,000 patients underwent LAGB. There were 896 women and 104 men with mean age 40.4 years (16.3-66.3). Preoperative mean BMI was 44.3 kg/m(2). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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