Vertical banded gastroplasty: a simple, effective and safe surgery for morbid obesity.

@article{Lin2003VerticalBG,
  title={Vertical banded gastroplasty: a simple, effective and safe surgery for morbid obesity.},
  author={Yi-Chen Lin and F F Chou and S S Chen and C Wu},
  journal={Chang Gung medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={
          754-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze the data of 92 patients who were treated with vertical banded gastroplasty (VBGP) for morbid obesity. We wanted to show that VBGP is a simple, effective and safe surgery for an experienced gastrointestinal surgeon. METHODS From January 1994 through June 2000, 92 patients with morbid obesity who were treated with VBGP were enrolled into this study. All associated data were corrected and analyzed. The gastric pouch was created with end-to-end… CONTINUE READING

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