Outcomes of Two-Step Revisional Bariatric Surgery: Reasons for the Gastric Banding Explantation Matter

  • Savio George Barreto
  • Jacob Chisholm
  • Ann Schloithe
  • Jane Collins
  • Lilian Kow
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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the reason for gastric band explantation would influence percentage excess weight loss (%EWL) following revisional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

Materials & Methods

This is a retrospective cohort study, whose data are maintained in a prospective surgical database. The study period was from January 2012 to March 2017. Revisional surgeries were performed in a two-step manner, namely, first surgery LAGB explantation and second surgery (RYGB or SG). Two-way between-groups analysis of variance was used to examine effects of reason for band explantation (failed versus complication) and type of revisional surgery (RYGB versus SG) on %EWL at 10 months, 1 and 2 years.

Results

Cohort included 171 patients—146 women (85.4%) and 25 men, median age 51 years (range 22–76). Band-related complications accounted for 55% of explantations. Overall, 95 patients (56%) underwent a revisional RYGB, and 76 patients underwent a revisional SG. There was no difference in age or gender in terms of reason for band explantation or choice of revisional surgery. There was no difference in morbidity between the two groups (SG 2.6% versus RYGB 4.2%; p = .464). Patients undergoing revisional RYGB for failed weight loss had a significantly lower %EWL at 2 years compared to patients undergoing an SG for failed weight loss (p = .014) or an RYGB for band-related complications (p = .021).

Conclusion

Patients undergoing revisional RYGB following band explantation for failed weight loss have a significantly lower %EWL at 2 years compared to patients undergoing an SG for failed weight loss or an RYGB for band-related complications.

Keywords

Adjustable gastric banding Band erosion Conversion Revisional surgery Slippage Weight regain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Savio George Barreto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jacob Chisholm
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ann Schloithe
    • 2
  • Jane Collins
    • 3
  • Lilian Kow
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Hepatobiliary and Oesophagogastric Unit, Division of Surgery and Perioperative MedicineFlinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health SciencesFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Adelaide Bariatric CentreFlinders Private HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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