Long-term results after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescent patients: follow-up of the Austrian experience

@article{Silberhumer2011LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescent patients: follow-up of the Austrian experience},
  author={Gerd R. Silberhumer and Karl Hagstrom Miller and Antonia Pump and Stefan Kriwanek and Kurt Widhalm and Georg Gyoeri and Gerhard Prager},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={2993-2999}
}
During the last 30 years a threefold increase in the number of overweight children has been reported in Western countries. More than 15% of adolescents have a body mass index (BMI) higher than the 95th percentile. The use of surgical strategies in adolescent patients is still controversial due to the impact on the continuing maturing process. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is considered a minimal invasive procedure that does not alter the physiological behavior of the bowel and… CONTINUE READING
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