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Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in the United States

Conclusions  Over the long term, LRYGB had an approximate reduction of 15 kg/m2 BMI and 60% EWL, a significantly better outcome than LAGB patients experienced with band intact. The main issue with LAGB
was its 50% failure rate in the long term, as defined by poor weight loss and percentage of band removal. Nevertheless, LAGB
had a remarkably safe course, and it may therefore be considered for motivated and informed patients.

Content Type Journal ArticlePages 1-11DOI 10.1007/s00464-011-2125-zAuthors
Hadar Spivak, HS Laparoscopy, Weight-Loss Surgery Program, Park Plaza Hospital, 1313 Hermann Drive, 1200 Binz Suite 930, Houston, TX 77004, USAMena F. Abdelmelek, HS Laparoscopy, Weight-Loss Surgery Program, Park Plaza Hospital, 1313 Hermann Drive, 1200 Binz Suite 930…