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Initial Learning Experience of Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Gastric Banding: Finding Predictors of Success

Abstract  Single-incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (SI-LAGB) is a promising technique with potential to decrease pain
and improve cosmesis. It is challenging and potentially time-consuming. We aimed to identify preoperative patient characteristics
predictive of a successful SI-LAGB. Demographic and anthropometric data were prospectively collected. Primary endpoint was
operating time. Adequate operating time (AOT) was determined using a historic consecutive of 100 subjects undergoing multi-port
LAGB. The cutoff for AOT was defined as mean + 1 SD of the historic cohort. Binary logistic regression analysis was used in
univariate and multivariate modeling to identify independent preoperative variables associated with AOT. From February 2009
to October 20…