Predictability of outcome in laparoscopic gastric banding.

  title={Predictability of outcome in laparoscopic gastric banding.},
  author={Andreas Thalheimer and Marco Bueter and Alexander Wierlemann and Caroline Lager and Christian Jurowich and Christoph-Thomas Germer and Martin Fein},
  journal={Obesity facts},
  volume={2 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND The success rate of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in the treatment of morbid obesity is very variable.A reasonable preoperative selection of eligible patients seems to be important for a successful outcome of LAGB. In the present study, criteria were investigated to predict the outcome of LAGB. METHODS 85 morbidly obese patients were operated with LAGB between 1999 and 2005. 71 of these patients were analysed according to several possible predictive parameters of… CONTINUE READING