Here Comes the MGB!! MGB Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia

Here Comes the MGB!! Study shows that MGB Now Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia! For combined years 2005-2009, the four most commonly performed procedures were laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB, 35.9%), laparoscopic standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB, 24.3%), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG, 19.5%), and laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (15.4%).Amplify’d from … Continue reading Here Comes the MGB!! MGB Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia

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Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly

Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly Beware of signs sand symptoms of ulcer Avoid ulcer causing foods and medicines Eat plain yogurt and treat indigestion, gastritis and ulcers with caution and respect!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]Incidence of perforated gastrojejunal anastomotic ulcers after laparoscopic gastric bypass … Continue reading Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence Safe, durable weight loss surgery, maybe the best possible weight loss surgery. Over 9 years later revisions in less than2.7%! make mine MGB.Amplify’d from http://www.soard.orgRevisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypassWei-Jei Lee, M.D., Ph.D.AffiliationsDepartment of Surgery, Min-Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TaiwanCorrespondence: Wei-Jei Lee, M.D., … Continue reading The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

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

Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

Stunning new results of the MGB: "Of the 1,322 patients, 23 (1.7%) had undergone revision surgery during a follow-up of 9 years."Amplify’d from http://www.sciencedirect.com Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Article in Press, Corrected Proof - Note to users Original article Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass Wei-Jei Lee M.D., Ph.D.a, , , Yi-Chih Lee … Continue reading Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

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

Low Revision Rate for the MGB

From January 2001 to December 2009, ** 1322 patients ** (996 women and 326 men, mean age 31.6 ± 9.1 years, mean body mass index 40.2 ± 7.4 kg/m(2)), had ** MGB ** Of the 1322 patients, ** 23 (1.7%) ** required revision surgery during ** a follow-up of 9 years. ** revision was for: … Continue reading Low Revision Rate for the MGB

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time

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.Amplify’d from http://www.medpagetoday.comLap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage TodayPublished: March 21, 2011Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine andDorothy Caputo, … Continue reading Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time

Lapband: Erosion 30%/Removed 50%

Nearly 1 out of 3 patients experienced band erosion, and nearly 50% of the patients required removal of their bands (contributing to a reoperation rate of 60%), LAGB appears to result in relatively poor long-term outcomes.Amplify’d from archsurg.ama-assn.orgOnline First: March 21, 2011   Online Only  • Online First Table of Contents Original Article  •Online Features  This … Continue reading Lapband: Erosion 30%/Removed 50%

Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding "After LGB, a majority of the patients failed to achieve a 50% EWL, and 16.7% required reoperation. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may not be the optimal bariatric procedure for patients older than 50 years, patients with a BMI higher than 50 kg/m(2), or African Americans." Right: The Lap … Continue reading Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding