Long-term results after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: a mean fourteen year follow-up study.

@article{Aarts2014LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: a mean fourteen year follow-up study.},
  author={Edo Oscar Aarts and Kemal Mert Dogan and Parweez Koehestanie and T. J. Aufenacker and Ignace M. C. Janssen and Frits J. Berends},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={633-40}
}
BACKGROUND For over a decade, the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) was 1 of the most performed bariatric procedures in Europe. This study is a retrospective analysis with prospectively collected data of the experience in 1 specialized Dutch center with the adjustable gastric band over 14 years. METHODS Between 1995 and 2003, 201 patients underwent an LAGB for morbid obesity in our hospital. Data on preoperative clinical characteristic, postoperative outcome and weight loss patterns… CONTINUE READING