Revision of failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

@article{Wageningen2006RevisionOF,
  title={Revision of failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.},
  author={Bas van Wageningen and Frits J. Berends and Bert van Ramshorst and Inger Miriam Janssen},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={137-41}
}
BACKGROUND The most common bariatric surgical operation in Europe, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), is reported to have a high incidence of long-term complications. Also, insufficient weight loss is reported. We investigated whether revision to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is a safe and effective therapy for failed LAGB and for further weight loss. METHODS From Jan 1999 to May 2004, 613 patients underwent LAGB. Of these, 47 underwent later revisional Roux-en-Y gastric… CONTINUE READING