The effect of gastric banding on kidney stone disease.

  title={The effect of gastric banding on kidney stone disease.},
  author={Michelle Jo Semins and Brian R. Matlaga and Andrew D. Shore and Kimberley Steele and Thomas Magnuson and Roger A. Johns and Martin A. Makary},
  volume={74 4},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the likelihood of being diagnosed with, or treated for, an upper urinary tract calculus after gastric banding. Bariatric surgical procedures are being increasingly utilized in the treatment of patients with morbid obesity. Certain malabsorptive bariatric procedures have been associated with an increased risk for kidney stone formation. However, the kidney stone risk of gastric banding, a restrictive bariatric procedure, is unknown. METHODS We identified 201 patients who… CONTINUE READING
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