Prospective study of a laparoscopically placed, adjustable gastric band in the treatment of morbid obesity.

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BACKGROUND Surgical control of morbid obesity should benefit from a minimally invasive approach and the ability to adjust the degree of gastric restriction. METHODS The Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system was evaluated prospectively in a consecutive series of 302 patients, and data on perioperative outcome and weight loss pattern at up to 4 years… (More)

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@article{OBrien1999ProspectiveSO, title={Prospective study of a laparoscopically placed, adjustable gastric band in the treatment of morbid obesity.}, author={Paul O'Brien and W. A. Brown and A. Smith and Paul J. McMurrick and M. Stephens}, journal={The British journal of surgery}, year={1999}, volume={86 1}, pages={113-8} }