Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers said. (March 21,2011)Amplify’d from http://www.asbp.org Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or … Continue reading Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor

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Declining Interest in the Band in Europe

In Europe, the preference for gastric band has declined in favor of Roux-Y-gastric bypass. After LAGB, band removal was necessary for complications or insufficient weight loss in 24% of patients. Only half of the patients achieved a more than 50% EWL, The failure in one out of four patients does not allow proposing the Band … Continue reading Declining Interest in the Band in Europe

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds.Amplify’d from http://www.healthfinder.govhealthfinder.gov SEARCH: Sign up for our Newsletter How to Use This Site http://www.hhs.govU.S. Department of Health and Human Services40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have ComplicationsNearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years … Continue reading 40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

A study released in the Archives of Surgery concludes that a type of weight-loss surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, offers relatively poor long-term outcomes in extremely overweight patients.Amplify’d from newsatjama.jama.comnews@JAMAMarch 21, 2011 Author Insights: Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned Filed under: Bariatric Surgery,Cardiovascular Interventions,Diabetes Mellitus,Metabolic Diseases,Obesity — Mike Mitka @ 3:16 pm A study … Continue reading Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

Gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesityAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAnn Surg. 2004 Dec;240(6):975-82; discussion 982-3.Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesity.Weber M, Müller MK, Bucher T, Wildi S, Dindo D, Horber F, Hauser R, Clavien PA.SourceDivision of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University … Continue reading Gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding

40% of Band Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study findsAmplify’d from consumer.healthday.com40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- While the … Continue reading 40% of Band Patients Have Complications

Remission of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass

Remission of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass HbA1c improved by 3% after gastric bypass and 2% after gastric banding 72% gastric bypass patients and Only 17% banding patients had remission of Diabetes!!!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAnn Surg. 2010 Dec;252(6):966-71.Remission of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass and banding: mechanisms and 2 year outcomes.Pournaras DJ, Osborne A, … Continue reading Remission of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass

More Surgeons Abandoning the Band; The Band is a “Disservice” to Morbidly Obese!

Canadian Group call the Band a "Disservice" to the Morbidly Obese and that it "cannot be justified" Amazing and strong words but consistent with Dr. Rutledge's opinion for the last 10 years.Amplify’d from clos.netStunning New Research Statement from Canadian Lap Band Group: "... Placement of a gastric band appears to be a disservice ..." "The … Continue reading More Surgeons Abandoning the Band; The Band is a “Disservice” to Morbidly Obese!

Long term complications of Lap Band

This is accompanied by a high complication rate and a 29% band loss rate. long-term results with laparoscopic gastric banding in patients with an observation period of at least 9 years calculated from the date of operation.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Aug;20(8):1078-85.Long-term results and complications following adjustable gastric banding.Lanthaler M, Aigner F, Kinzl J, Sieb … Continue reading Long term complications of Lap Band