Ten years experience of banded gastric bypass: does it make a difference?

@article{Awad2012TenYE,
  title={Ten years experience of banded gastric bypass: does it make a difference?},
  author={William Awad and Alvaro Garay and Cristian Martinez},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={271-8}
}
Many surgeons support some sort of restriction of the gastric pouch outlet by placing a ring around the gastric reservoir. Previous studies have shown positive results of banded gastric bypass (BGBP); however, there are not many comparative long-term studies to assess the real advantage of placing a ring during gastric bypass (GBP) surgery. This study aims to evaluate the long-term outcome of patients subjected to BGBP and nonbanded GBP procedures. We studied 260 retrospective, nonrandomized… CONTINUE READING
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