Obesity Surgery

, 17:679 | Cite as

Impact of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding on Obesity Co-morbidities in the Medium- and Long-Term

  • M. KorenkovEmail author
  • S. Shah
  • S. Sauerland
  • F. Duenschede
  • Th. Junginger


The authors evaluated the impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on obesity-associated diseases in a series at 3 to 8 years postoperatively, namely diabetes, pulmonary disease, hypertension and knee joint pain.


145 morbidly obese patients underwent LAGB with mean age 38 years and preoperative BMI 48.5 kg/m2 (range 34–7). Changes in BMI and excess BMI loss (EBL) were evaluated.


138 of the 145 patients (95%) were available for full follow-up. At last follow-up, BMI had dropped to 34.0 ±–.4 SD kg/m2, and mean EBL was 61.9 ±–6.1%. Prevalence of obesity-associated disease was significantly reduced: diabetes decreased from 10% to 4%, treatment-requiring pulmonary disease from 15% to 5%, hypertension from 43% to 27%, and knee pain from 47% to 38%.


Following gastric banding, >75% of patients suffering from obesity-related disease had significant decrease or resolution of their co-morbidities.

Key words

Morbid obesity obesity surgery laparoscopic gastric banding obesity-associated diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Korenkov
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • S. Shah
    • 1
  • S. Sauerland
    • 2
  • F. Duenschede
    • 1
  • Th. Junginger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Research in Operative MedicineUniversity of Witten/HerdeckeCologneGermany
  3. 3.Department of Abdominal SurgeryUniversity of MainzMainzGermany

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