Revisional surgery after failed vertical banded gastroplasty: restoration of vertical banded gastroplasty or conversion to gastric bypass.

@article{Gemert1998RevisionalSA,
  title={Revisional surgery after failed vertical banded gastroplasty: restoration of vertical banded gastroplasty or conversion to gastric bypass.},
  author={W G van Gemert and M M van Wersch and Jan Willem W. M. Greve and Peter B. Soeters},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={21-8}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients with a failed primary bariatric procedure present themselves for secondary treatment. Only a few studies have investigated critically the success of revisional surgery. In the present study, the effectiveness of revisional surgery for failed vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) is analyzed: restoration of the VBG (reVBG) is compared to conversion to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1980 to 1996, 136 consecutive morbidly… CONTINUE READING

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