Effects of laparoscopic gastric banding on body composition, metabolic profile and nutritional status of obese women: 12-months follow-up.

@article{Giusti2004EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of laparoscopic gastric banding on body composition, metabolic profile and nutritional status of obese women: 12-months follow-up.},
  author={Vittorio Giusti and Michel Suter and Eric H{\'e}ra{\"i}ef and Rolf Christian Gaillard and Peter Burckhardt},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={239-45}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is frequently associated with metabolic and cardiovascular co-morbidities and high mortality rates. Besides, because of the increasingly recognized fact that conservative therapy for morbid obesity is associated with an almost 90-95% failure rate in the long term, and probably because of the development of laparoscopic surgery,the demand for bariatric surgery is increasing rapidly. The significant weight loss observed during the first 6-12 months after gastric banding is… CONTINUE READING