Weight loss and quality of life after gastric band removal or deflation.

@article{Lanthaler2009WeightLA,
  title={Weight loss and quality of life after gastric band removal or deflation.},
  author={Monika Lanthaler and Stefan Strasser and Franz Aigner and Raimund Margreiter and Hermann Nehoda},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={1401-8}
}
BACKGROUND The study aim was to retrospectively assess whether patients were able to maintain their weight after gastric band removal or deflation and how they felt about gastric banding. METHODS A total of 41 patients (93% female, mean age 34.1 (SD 10.5) years) were included in this study: patients who had their band removed/deflated without further surgical intervention (group 1, n = 26) and those who later underwent a second bariatric operation (group 2, n = 15). We evaluated weight gain… CONTINUE READING

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