Introduction: Since June 1996 we performed laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB), because of low invasivity, absence of malabsorption, reversibility, and postoperative regulation. Materials and Methods: Criteria included body mass index (BMI) >40 or >35 with serious obesity-related conditions. 154 patients underwent LASGB, BMI ranged from 35 to 65.7 (mean 43.7+/-6.2). Results: The laparoscopic procedure was successfully completed in 150 patients (97.4%). One patient was converted to the laparotomic procedure because of hepatomegaly; 4 patients had to be converted for gastric laceration during the laparoscopic approach. In one of these patients, the band was removed 7 days later for sepsis, followed by an uneventful postoperative course. The mean length of postoperative hospitalization was 2.3+/-0.9 days. Per cent of excess weight loss was 42.5+/-22.4 after 1 year. Conclusions: LASGB was feasible and effective.
|Titolo:||Thirty months experience with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding|
|Autori interni:||PONTIROLI, ANTONIO ETTORE (Penultimo)|
GIACOMELLI, MAURIZIO PAOLO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Adjustable gastric banding; Laparoscopy; Morbid obesity|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1381/096089200321643430|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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