Long-term results of silicone elastomer ring vertical gastroplasty for the treatment of morbid obesity.


This article reviews 305 silicone elastomer ring vertical gastroplasties that were used to treat morbid obesity. All patients underwent surgery 2 or more years ago. The average weight loss was 101 pounds, 35.7% of initial total body weight, or 60.8% of excess body weight. Fourteen patients failed to lose an adequate amount of weight and in four (1.3%) of… (More)