Conversion of failed laparoscopic gastric banding to gastric bypass as safe and effective as primary gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.

@article{Riele2008ConversionOF,
  title={Conversion of failed laparoscopic gastric banding to gastric bypass as safe and effective as primary gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.},
  author={Wouter W te Riele and Yuk K Sze and Marinus J Wiezer and Bert van Ramshorst},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={735-9}
}
BACKGROUND To determine whether the medium-term outcome of secondary gastric bypass (SGB) after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is comparable to the outcome of primary gastric bypass (PGB) in morbidly obese patients in terms of complications and weight loss. Controversy exists among bariatric surgeons regarding the choice of primary operation for morbid obesity. Some prefer to start with LAGB as a low-risk operation for all patients and perform revisional surgery in the case of… CONTINUE READING

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