The role of laparoscopy in the treatment of morbid obesity.


BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery was established as a regular surgical technique 11 years ago. There are still some controversies among surgeons about the benefits of this method. METHOD A retrospective 3-year analysis of immediate and long-term complication rates, hospitalization length, and weight loss following laparotomic and laparoscopic nonadjustable… (More)


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