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

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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

Level I: Evidence; Controlled Prospective Trial; MGB vs RNY

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Versus Mini-Gastric Bypass for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial The Mini-Gastric Bypass is a ** simpler ** and ** safer ** procedure that has ** no disadvantage ** compared with RnY Gastric Bypass Evidence-based medicine (EBM) or evidence-based practice (EBP) aims to apply the best available evidence … Continue reading Level I: Evidence; Controlled Prospective Trial; MGB vs RNY

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding : The high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates lead to the conclusion that LAGB should be performed in selected cases onlyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep;20(9):1206-14.Graft survival and complications after laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity--lessons learned from a 12-year experience.Naef M, Mouton WG, Naef U, Kummer O, Muggli … Continue reading Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Problems

Late complications (>30 days) occurred in **40.1%** (67/167), of whom seven were minor and 60 were major complications (three band infections, two band migrations, 11 band leakages, two slippings/pouch dilatations, two band intolerances, and 40 esophageal dilatations). The overall re-operation rate was 20.4% (34/167) high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates lead to the conclusion … Continue reading Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Problems

Lap Band Failure in Switzerland

The ** high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates ** lead to the conclusion that LAGB should be performed in selected cases only, until reliable criteria for patients at low risk for long-term complications are developed.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep;20(9):1206-14.Graft survival and complications after laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity--lessons learned from a 12-year … Continue reading Lap Band Failure in Switzerland