High revision rates after laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty.

  title={High revision rates after laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty.},
  author={Richard Marsk and Eduard Jonas and Helena Gartzios and Dag Stockeld and Lars Granstr{\"o}m and Jacob Freedman},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  volume={5 1},
BACKGROUND To evaluate, in a surgical department at a university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, the long-term results after laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), with special emphasis on revisional surgery. Few studies are available with long-term results after laparoscopic VBG. Some short-term studies have shown results similar to gastric banding. METHODS All consecutive patients who underwent attempted laparoscopic VBG between 1995 and 2005 were followed up regarding weight loss… CONTINUE READING


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