Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 43–45

Personal experience with laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity

  • Giancarlo Gambinotti
  • M. E. Robortella
  • F. Furbetta
Brief Report and New Hypotheses

DOI: 10.1007/BF03339986

Cite this article as:
Gambinotti, G., Robortella, M.E. & Furbetta, F. Eat Weight Disord (1998) 3: 43. doi:10.1007/BF03339986

Abstract

The treatment of 162 pathologically obese patients by means of laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB) is described: 112 patients were followed up for 15 months. All patients had a positive outcome, as documented by the progressive reduction in their body mass index (BMI) from an initial mean±SD of 42.6±8.5 to 32.2±9 after 15 months. Only 11 complications were encountered. The mean hospital stay was 2 days. These findings support the notion that LASGB is a safe and effective technique for the treatment o morbid obesity.

Key words

Morbid obesitysurgical treatmentgastric bandinglaparoscopyfollow-up

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© Editrice Kurtis 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Gambinotti
    • 1
  • M. E. Robortella
    • 1
  • F. Furbetta
    • 1
  1. 1.Sezione Aggregata di Chirurgia e Tecniche Mini-InvasiveUSL 3Pescia (PT)Italia