High risks for adverse outcomes after gastric bypass surgery following failed gastric banding: a population-based trend analysis of the United States.

@article{Worni2013HighRF,
  title={High risks for adverse outcomes after gastric bypass surgery following failed gastric banding: a population-based trend analysis of the United States.},
  author={Mathias Worni and Truls {\O}stbye and Anand Gokaldas Shah and Elias Cesar Araujo De Carvalho and Inge M Schudel and Jin Hee Shin and Ricardo Pietrobon and Ulrich Guller},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={257 2},
  pages={
          279-86
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this investigation were to (1) compare short-term outcomes for patients undergoing primary gastric bypass surgery with those who had gastric bypass procedures performed as a rescue procedure after failed gastric banding and (2) study trends in the frequency of reoperations between 2005 and 2008 for patients who had prior gastric banding. BACKGROUND The use of gastric banding to treat obesity has increased drastically in the United States. However, the frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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