The Proring-Band: a new device in the field of restrictive surgery: preliminary experience.

@article{Urbain2002ThePA,
  title={The Proring-Band: a new device in the field of restrictive surgery: preliminary experience.},
  author={Pierre Urbain},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          588-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND We have an 11-year experience with Silastic ring vertical gastroplasy (SRVG) by laparotomy (1991-1994), followed by SRVG by mini-laparotomy (1995-2002), giving a total of 1,286 patients up to May 31, 2002. Searching for optimal results, we have utilized a new device; the Silastic ring has been replaced by the Proring-Band. METHODS 174 mini-laparotomy SRVGs (mini-SRVG) were carried out with the Proring-Band from July 16, 2001 to May 31, 2002. RESULTS The ring is more flexible… CONTINUE READING
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