Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a revisional option after gastric band failure

@article{Goitein2011LaparoscopicSG,
  title={Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a revisional option after gastric band failure},
  author={David Goitein and Anya Feigin and Gabriella Segal-Lieberman and Orly Goitein and Moshe Zvi Papa and Dov Zippel},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={2626-2630}
}
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is an effective bariatric procedure with low morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, it is fraught with high failure rates in long-term follow-up. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an emerging procedure, quickly gaining momentum in the arsenal of bariatric practice as a first step toward gastric bypass/biliopancreatic diversion or as a stand-alone operation. Recently, it has been described as a revisional option for previous bariatric… CONTINUE READING
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