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Laparoscopic gastric banding: a minimally invasive surgical treatment for morbid obesity: prospective study of 500 consecutive patients.

Authors
  • Zinzindohoue, Franck
  • Chevallier, Jean-Marc
  • Douard, Richard
  • Elian, Nejib
  • Ferraz, Jean-Marc
  • Blanche, Jean-Philippe
  • Berta, Jean-Louis
  • Altman, Jean-Jacques
  • Safran, Denis
  • Cugnenc, Paul-Henri
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin du Cancer
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 11, 2003
Volume
237
Issue
1
Pages
1–9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/00000658-200301000-00001
PMID: 12496523
PMCID: PMC1513972
Source
USPC - SET - SVS
License
Green

Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a beneficial operation in terms of excessive weight loss, with an acceptably low complication rate. It can noticeably improve the quality of life in obese patients. Half of the excess body weight can be effortlessly lost within 2 years.

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