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Adjustable gastric banded plication versus sleeve gastrectomy: the role of gastrectomy in weight loss.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2018 06 2;14(6):780-784. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Bariatric Medicine Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded plication (LAGBP) is a procedure that has a stomach volume similar to the sleeve gastrectomy (SG). It has shown promising results but has not been adopted widely.

Objective: To determine the difference gastrectomy has on weight loss and complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2018.01.040DOI Listing
June 2018
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Endoscopic management of erosion after banded bariatric procedures.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017 Nov 24;13(11):1875-1879. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Background: Prosthetic materials wrapped around a portion of the stomach have been used to provide gastric restriction in bariatric surgery for many years. Intraluminal erosion of adjustable and nonadjustable gastric bands typically occurs many years after placement and results in various symptoms. Endoscopic management of gastric band erosion has been described and allows for optimal patient outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2017.07.025DOI Listing
November 2017
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Reducing complications with improving gastric band design.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Jan 2;12(1):150-6. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Background: Adjustable gastric bands have undergone significant design changes since their introduction. Band diameter, balloon volume, and shape have been modified to create high balloon fill volumes but lower and more evenly distributed pressure on the upper stomach. There have been few comparative studies on complication rates with different band types. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2015.08.520DOI Listing
January 2016
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Lap band outcomes from 19,221 patients across centers and over a decade within the state of New York.

Surg Endosc 2016 05 23;30(5):1725-32. Epub 2015 Jul 23.

Division of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, 101 Nicholls Road, T18-040, Stony Brook, NY, 11794, USA.

Introduction: We sought to determine the rate of revision and explant of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) over a ten-year period in the state of New York.

Methods: Following IRB approval, the SPARCS administrative database was used to identify LAGB placement from 2004 to 2010. We tracked patients who underwent band placement with subsequent removal/revision, followed by conversion to either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYBG) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG) between 2004 and 2013. Read More

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May 2016
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An unusual complication after laparoscopic gastric lap band placement.

Gastroenterology 2014 Dec 25;147(6):e9-e10. Epub 2014 Oct 25.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2014.07.043DOI Listing
December 2014
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Quality of life after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP-BAND): APEX interim 3-year analysis.

Postgrad Med 2014 Jul;126(4):131-40

Ventura Advanced Surgical Associates, Ventura, CA.

Background: Obesity is often associated with diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but significant gains in HRQOL have been observed after bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has been established as a safe, effective treatment to reduce weight in patients with obesity. This report summarizes interim 3-year changes in HRQOL and body weight, as well as safety postimplantation of the LAP-BAND AP (LBAP) system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3810/pgm.2014.07.2791DOI Listing
July 2014
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Subcutaneous placement of lap band port without fascial fixation provides safe and durable access.

Obes Surg 2014 Nov;24(11):1987-91

Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood, WV, USA,

Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band access port has been routinely sutured to the anterior fascia of the abdominal wall using nonabsorbable sutures. We present our technique demonstrating that nonfascial fixation with using a mesh allows for a safe and durable placement of the port in the superficial subcutaneous tissue.

Methods: Retrospective chart review included 102 consecutive patients who had Lap band surgery performed by single surgeon (EA) from June 2011 until April 2013. Read More

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November 2014
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Novel method for port implantation in lap-band surgery--transumbilical subfascial port implantation.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2012 Apr 8;22(3):254-8. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Department of Surgery, Yongin Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yong-in, Korea.

Background: Some patients who have undergone a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band operation express dissatisfaction with visible scars or protrusion of the access port after sufficient weight loss. We hypothesized that subfascial port implantation could minimize those problems as well as port-related complications.

Subjects And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent "transumbilical" subfascial port (SP) implantation between March 2009 and July 2011. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2011.0399DOI Listing
April 2012
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New adjustable gastric bands available in the United States: a comparative study.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2011 Jan-Feb;7(1):74-9. Epub 2010 Aug 11.

Dalton Surgical Group PC, Dalton, Georgia 30720., USA.

Background: New gastric bands have been available for the past 3 years in the United States: Lap-Band AP (LBAP), Realize Band (RB), and Realize Band C (RBC). No RBC data have been previously published. The objective of the present study was to report our experience with 3 newer gastric bands in an experienced, private, U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2010.08.001DOI Listing
May 2011
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Pre-Lap-Band group education in Medicaid population: does it really make a difference?

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2010 Jul-Aug;6(4):356-60. Epub 2009 Dec 23.

Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Background: The effect of group education classes before a Lap-Band procedure has not been well defined. We hypothesized that in a Medicaid population, the completion of a standardized 12-week multidisciplinary preoperative program (SMPP) would significantly improve the preoperative and early postoperative weight loss. All procedures were performed at a University-affiliated community hospital from 2006 to 2007. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2009.11.021DOI Listing
November 2010
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Laparoscopic gastric banding without visible scar: a short series with intraumbilical SILS.

Obes Surg 2010 Feb 15;20(2):236-9. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been developed with the aims of further reducing the invasiveness of traditional laparoscopy. The technique of lap-band placement from a single intraumbilical incision is described. Three patients underwent a single-incision laparoscopic surgery gastric banding (SILS-GB) for morbid obesity from May to September 2008. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11695-009-9908-5DOI Listing
February 2010
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Experimental in vivo canine model for gastric prolapse of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band system.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2010 Jan-Feb;6(1):68-71. Epub 2009 Sep 10.

Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, 11219, USA.

Background: The most prevalent long-term complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery are symmetric pouch dilation and gastric prolapse (slippage). However, no published data or a reliable model are available to evaluate the actual mechanism of band slippage or how to prevent it. The objective of the present study was to construct an animal model of anterior gastric band prolapse and to use this model to evaluate the effectiveness of various arrangements of gastrogastric sutures and gastric wraps in preventing prolapse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2009.08.013DOI Listing
June 2010
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Endoscopic removal of dysfunctioning bands or rings after restrictive bariatric procedures.

Gastrointest Endosc 2010 Mar 12;71(3):468-74. Epub 2009 Sep 12.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepato-pancreatology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Background: Intragastric band migrations or dysfunctions are common long-term complications of both vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band) that classically require surgical treatment.

Objective: In this series, we describe the endoscopic removal of partially eroded Lap-Bands or Silastic rings and noneroded dysfunctioning rings after VBG.

Design: Case series. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2009.06.020DOI Listing
March 2010
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Band erosion: laparoscopic removal of lap-band.

Surg Endosc 2009 Mar 5;23(3):657-8. Epub 2008 Dec 5.

Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Laparoscopic gastric banding is in the category of purely restrictive gastric procedures. It offers the advantage of being minimally invasive, adjustable, and reversible. The incidence of band erosion with penetration into stomach is well documented in literature. Read More

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March 2009
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Intraband pressure measurements describe a pattern of weight loss for patients with adjustable gastric bands.

J Am Coll Surg 2008 May 17;206(5):926-32; discussion 932-4. Epub 2008 Mar 17.

Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37323-2577, USA.

Background: Individuals with adjustable gastric bands experience plateaus in weight loss. Patients commonly attribute this to a "loosening" of their band with time. We sought to elucidate a physiologic mechanism for this pattern in patient behavior and describe the feasibility of a pressure-based adjustment algorithm for adjustable gastric bands. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2007.12.037DOI Listing
May 2008
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Vertical gastrectomy for morbid obesity in 216 patients: report of two-year results.

Surg Endosc 2007 Oct 14;21(10):1810-6. Epub 2007 Mar 14.

Department of Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Background: The vertical gastrectomy (VG) is the restrictive part of the technically difficult biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch operation (DS). The VG was originally conceived of as an independent operation-the first stage of a two-stage DS that would reduce mortality and morbidity in the high-risk superobese because of a shorter operating time and no anastomoses. This article presents two-year data after VG. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-007-9276-yDOI Listing
October 2007
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Posterior prolapse: an important entity even in the modern age of the pars flaccida approach to lap-band placement.

Obes Surg 2006 Oct;16(10):1312-7

Department of Surgery, Laparoscopy Center, Syosset Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Syosset, NY 11791, USA.

Background: The most prevalent long-term complications in patients who undergo laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery are pouch dilatation and gastric prolapse (slippage). Gastric prolapse can be divided into the anterior and posterior variety. Posterior prolapse is thought to be specific to the perigastric approach due to a lack of posterior band fixation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/096089206778663742DOI Listing
October 2006
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Treatment of mild to moderate obesity with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or an intensive medical program: a randomized trial.

Ann Intern Med 2006 May;144(9):625-33

Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Obesity is a major, growing health problem. Observational studies suggest that bariatric surgery is more effective than nonsurgical therapy, but no randomized, controlled trials have confirmed this.

Objective: To ascertain whether surgical therapy for obesity achieves better weight loss, health, and quality of life than nonsurgical therapy. Read More

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May 2006
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Late gastric pouch necrosis after Lap-Band, treated by an individualized conservative approach.

Obes Surg 2005 Nov-Dec;15(10):1487-90

Clinica Chirurgica II, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Late band slippage has occurred in nearly 3-10% of patients after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) with an average delay of 13 months. Band slippage can rarely lead to necrosis of the enlarged pouch, a potentially life-threatening condition. We report a female (BMI 39. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/096089205774859272DOI Listing
April 2006
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BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon: The Italian Experience with 2,515 Patients.

Obes Surg 2005 Sep;15(8):1161-4

Italian Group for Lap-Band, Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy.

Background: The temporary use of the BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) in morbidly obesity is increasing worldwide. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the efficacy of this device in a large population, in terms of weight loss and its influence on co-morbidities.

Methods: Data were retrospectively recruited from the data-base of the Italian Collaborative Study Group for Lap-Band and BIB (GILB). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/0960892055002202DOI Listing
September 2005
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Obstructive symptoms associated with the 9.75-cm Lap-Band in the first 24 hours using the pars flaccida approach.

Obes Surg 2005 Mar;15(3):357-60

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Surgical Pathology, Padua University Hospital, Italy.

Background: For some patients, especially those with a higher BMI, a non-selective Lap-Band placement using the pars flaccida approach with application of the small-diameter bands (9.75 and 10 cm) may be too tight or may require significant gastroesophageal junction dissection and thinning. In such a case, the major perioperative complication is acute obstruction immediately after surgery. Read More

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March 2005
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Critical extreme anterior slippage (paragastric Richter's hernia) of the stomach after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: early recognition and prevention of gastric strangulation.

Obes Surg 2005 Feb;15(2):207-15; discussion 215

Surgical Weight Loss Clinic, Tacoma, WA 98418, USA.

Background: We report an unusual complication after Lap-Band placement characterized by herniation of the anterior stomach through the band.

Methods: Group 1 - 105 patients: Operated elsewhere (prior to US FDA approval) and followed by us; perigastric technique was used in 74 and pars flaccida in 31. Group 2 - 218 patients: Operated by us since August 2001 using the pars flaccida approach only. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/0960892053268471DOI Listing
February 2005
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Early lap-band erosion associated with colonic inflammation: a case report and literature review.

JSLS 2005 Jan-Mar;9(1):102-4

Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11215, USA.

Introduction: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is an effective and safe surgical modality for the treatment of morbid obesity. Erosion of the band into the stomach has been reported. No reports are available on erosion of the Lap-Band following diverticulitis of the colon. Read More

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June 2005
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The Italian Group for LAP-BAND: predictive value of initial body mass index for weight loss after 5 years of follow-up.

Surg Endosc 2004 Oct 26;18(10):1524-7. Epub 2004 Aug 26.

Italian Group for LAP-BAND (GILB), c/o Fondazione Istituto per la Diffusione e la valorizzazione della cultura Scientifica, Città della Scienza, 156 via Coroglio, Naples, 80124, Italy.

Background: Laparoscopic of the LAP-BAND System placement stage of obesity is a safe operation, but its indication in terms of stage of obesity is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the 5 years stage of obesity results for weight loss in patients with varying preoperative ranges of body mass index (BMI).

Methods: Data were obtained from the Italian Collaborative Study Group for LAP-BAND System (GILB) registry. Read More

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October 2004
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The Lap-Band is an effective tool for weight loss even in the United States.

Am J Surg 2004 Dec;188(6):659-62

Department of Surgery, Regional West Medical Center, 2 West 42nd Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69261, USA.

Background: Despite impressive results with the Lap-Band in Europe and Australia, the early Food and Drug Administration A trial in the United States showed fairly poor results. This prospective study attempts to determine if the Lap-Band can produce effective weight loss in morbidly obese Americans.

Methods: Five hundred four consecutive patients have undergone placement of the Lap-Band (Inamed). Read More

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December 2004
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Outpatient laparoscopic gastric banding: initial experience.

Obes Surg 2004 Sep;14(8):1108-10

Department of Surgery, VUB University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has usually been performed as an inpatient procedure with an average hospital stay of 2-4 days. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of LAGB as an ambulatory procedure in selected patients.

Methods: Potential candidates for ambulatory LAGB were recruited from patients consulting for obesity surgery. Read More

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September 2004
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Surgical treatment of morbid obesity by adjustable gastric band: the case for a conservative strategy in the case of failure - a 9-year series.

Authors:
Jérôme Dargent

Obes Surg 2004 Aug;14(7):986-90

Polyclinique de Rillieux, Rillieux-la-Pape, France.

Background: Lapaparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has become a widespread method to treat morbid obesity. Long-term complications and failures require a strategy for reoperation.

Methods: 1,180 patients have been operated on from April 1995 to December 2003. Read More

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August 2004
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Technical alternatives in laparoscopic placement of an adjustable gastric band: experience of two German university hospitals.

Obes Surg 2004 Jun-Jul;14(6):806-10

Department of Visceral Surgery, University of Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55101 Mainz, Germany.

Background: The technique of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), although relatively well standardized, has some "weak points".

Methods: We analysed the experience of 2 German university clinics in order to suggest technical alternatives that can be helpful in difficult situations.

Results: Between April 1997 and May 2002 115 patients in Cologne (87 females, 28 males) with median BMI 49. Read More

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October 2004
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Removal of peri-gastric fat prevents acute obstruction after Lap-Band surgery.

Obes Surg 2004 Feb;14(2):224-9

Department of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Acute postoperative gastroesophageal obstruction is a potential complication after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Utilizing the pars flaccida technique may increase the incidence due to the incorporation of perigastric fat, particularly in patients with greater visceral obesity. Removal of peri-gastric fat pads may be necessary to avoid postoperative obstruction. Read More

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February 2004
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Favorable early results of gastric banding for morbid obesity: the American experience.

Surg Endosc 2004 Mar 2;18(3):543-6. Epub 2004 Feb 2.

New York University School of Medicine, 530 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.

Background: In 2001 a new device for surgical weight loss was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (Lap-Band, Inamed Health). We describe initial results of laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity in two American academic centers.

Methods: Prospective data was collected on consecutive morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and evaluated retrospectively. Read More

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March 2004
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Optimization of access-port placement for the lap-band system.

Obes Surg 2003 Dec;13(6):909-12

Department of Surgery, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, TX, USA.

Background: The technical aspects of access-port (AP) placement are not generally described in Lap-Band series.

Methods: From November 2000 to April 2002, we performed Lap-Band procedures laparoscopically on 180 patients. A retrospective review was conducted of 3 consecutive AP-placement techniques in nonselected and demographically identical groups. Read More

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December 2003
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The Lap-Band system in the United States: one surgeon's experience with 271 patients.

Surg Endosc 2004 Feb 29;18(2):198-202. Epub 2003 Dec 29.

Department of Surgery, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, 4301 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521, USA,

Background: The LAP-BAND system is considered an important bariatric surgery procedure in many countries and is rapidly gaining acceptance in the United States. Outcomes data emerging in the United States parallel European and Australian experience. The purpose of this study was to examine our experience with this procedure in the United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-003-8825-2DOI Listing
February 2004
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: is there a learning curve?

Surg Endosc 2004 Jan 21;18(1):48-50. Epub 2003 Nov 21.

Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 65 Cromwell Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA.

Background: To be certified for laparoscopic placement of adjustable gastric banding, surgeons must have advanced laparoscopic experience. Despite previous exposure to other kinds of laparoscopy, there may a learning curve specific to Lap-Band placement.

Methods: Sixty consecutive patients were prospectively separated into two groups: the first 30 patients operated on (group 1) and the second 30 patients operated on (group 2). Read More

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January 2004
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Obstructive symptoms associated with the Lap-Band in the first 24 hours.

Surg Endosc 2004 Jan 21;18(1):51-5. Epub 2003 Nov 21.

Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 65 Cromwell Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA.

Background: The Lap-Band is a gastric restrictive procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. We review the etiology of obstructive complications that present in the first postoperative 24 h.

Methods: Fifty-six Lap-Band procedures were performed by one surgeon between January and September 2002. Read More

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January 2004
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Lap-band: outcomes and results.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2003 Aug;13(4):265-70

Monash University, Department of Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was first introduced in the early 1990s as a potentially safe, controllable, and reversible method for achieving significant weight loss in the severely obese. The Bioenterics Lap-Band system (Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, California) is the device most commonly used. After 10 years of experience in treating more than 100000 patients with the Lap-Band, it is timely for us to review the outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/109264203322333593DOI Listing
August 2003
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: surgical technique.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2003 Aug;13(4):257-63

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is an effective and safe surgical treatment for morbid obesity. Initial experience with the Lap-Band system (Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, California) in the United States and Australia has demonstrated that surgical technique can affect outcomes in terms of weight loss, quality of life, and complication rates. Placement of the gastric band by means of the perigastric technique is associated with high rates of gastric prolapse, food intolerance, and weight loss failure that frequently lead to band explantation. Read More

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August 2003
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11-cm Lap-Band System placement after history of intragastric migration.

Authors:
M Vertruyen G Paul

Obes Surg 2003 Jun;13(3):435-8

Department of Laparoscopic GI Tract Surgery, Europe St-Michel Clinic, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Intragastric migration (erosion) of the band after laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LAGB) is a serious late complication. It requires removal of the entire system. Subsequent recurrence of obesity can be treated by laparoscopic placement of a larger band: the 11-cm Lap-Band System. Read More

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June 2003
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Repositioning the Lap-Band for proximal pouch dilatation.

Authors:
Marc Vertruyen

Obes Surg 2003 Apr;13(2):285-8

Department of Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery, Europe St-Michel Clinic, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedures have proved their efficiency and reproducibility in several studies. The most frequent late complication is proximal pouch dilatation, with possible progression to total food intolerance.

Materials And Methods: In a series of 727 laparoscopic bandings using the Lap-Band System, 54 patients presented proximal pouch dilatation and required laparoscopic reposition of the band. Read More

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April 2003
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The Lap-Band system in a North American population.

Obes Surg 2003 Apr;13(2):275-80

The Medical Services Organization, Surgical Weight Loss Clinic, Tacoma, Washington 98418, USA.

Background: European and Australian results with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) using the Lap-Band (Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, CA) have been impressive, with over 100,000 procedures completed at this writing. However, prior to U.S. Read More

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April 2003
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Access-port complications after laparoscopic gastric banding.

Obes Surg 2003 Feb;13(1):128-31

Department of Surgery B, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, affiliated with Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify complications related to the access-port, after Lap-Band system placement by laparoscopy.

Methods: The records of 333 morbidly obese patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) were reviewed for the overall surgical complications. Data was further analyzed regarding the complications related to the access-port. Read More

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February 2003
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Laparoscopic management of lap-band slippage.

Obes Surg 2003 Feb;13(1):116-20

Dept. of Surgery, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, TX 77521-2122, USA.

Background: The Lap-Band is generally associated with a low morbidity rate. Although gastric slippage through the band remains a concern, the rate has diminished with new band placement techniques.

Methods: Between November 2000 and June 2002, 198 Lap-Band Systems were inserted in patients in the Houston, Texas, area. Read More

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February 2003
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Changes in comorbidities and improvements in quality of life after LAP-BAND placement.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):51S-54S

Monash University, Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Possibly the most important outcomes of bariatric surgery involve changes in obesity-related illness, quality of life (QOL), and psychologic well-being. Dramatic improvement or resolution of serious medical comorbidity accompanies the weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the LAP-BAND (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA). There are major improvements in the conditions of the metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Read More

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December 2002
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Weight loss and early and late complications--the international experience.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):42S-45S

Monash University Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Following its introduction in 1993, the LAP-BAND (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA) has been used extensively across the world for the treatment of obesity, and data on safety and effectiveness are now available. This review draws on the literature and our own clinical patient base to provide an overview of the early and late problems associated with LAP-BAND placement and its effects on weight loss. It has proved to be a remarkably safe procedure. Read More

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December 2002
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Patient management after LAP-BAND placement.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):38S-41S

Obesity Center, University of Padova, Regional Hospital, Contra Chioare, 13, 36100, Vicenza, Italy.

Severe obesity is a chronic disease requiring continuing care. Optimal outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding using the LAP-BAND (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA) depend on accurate placement of the band and excellent postplacement care, which requires a long-term commitment from both the patient and the bariatric surgical team. Adjustability is a key feature of the LAP-BAND system, and knowing when and how much to adjust requires careful judgment. Read More

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December 2002
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A step-by-step guide to placement of the LAP-BAND adjustable gastric banding system.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):26S-30S

Wesley Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital, Suite 93, 30 Chasely Street, Auchenflower 4066, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

The early promise of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was tempered by reports of high rates of gastric herniation or prolapse. These complications are a function of the operative technique used early on. At the time, in the early 1990s, the LAP-BAND device (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA) was placed lower on the stomach, near the first short gastric vessel. Read More

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December 2002
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Evolution of a paradigm for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):21S-25S

Service de Chirurgie Universitaire, CHRH, 2 rue des Trois Points, 4500, Huy, Belgium.

The first human laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure, using the LAP-BAND device (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA), was performed on September 1, 1993. Because of its minimal invasiveness, reversibility, and adjustability, it is considered a breakthrough in bariatric surgery. Placement of the LAP-BAND is the least invasive operative procedure that can be offered to patients with morbid obesity. Read More

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December 2002
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Selecting the optimal patient for LAP-BAND placement.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):17S-20S

Monash University Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Optimal patient selection for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the LAP-BAND (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA) enables maximization of results for patients most suited to the procedure and avoidance of unsatisfactory outcomes for inappropriate candidates. We have investigated potential predictors of outcomes in our patients to look for associations with weight loss. We have also reviewed published data for additional predictors. Read More

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December 2002
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Medical and surgical options in the treatment of severe obesity.

Am J Surg 2002 Dec;184(6B):9S-16S

Surgical Weight Control Center, 3802 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106, USA.

Weight loss programs, diets, and drug therapy have not shown long-term effectiveness in treating morbid obesity. A 1992 statement from the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference affirmed the superiority of surgical over nonsurgical approaches to this condition. Bariatric surgical procedures work in 1 of 2 ways: by restricting a patient's ability to eat (restrictive procedures) or by interfering with ingested nutrient absorption (malabsorptive procedures). Read More

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December 2002
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Laparoscopic repair of access port site hernia after Lap-Band system implantation.

Obes Surg 2002 Oct;12(5):682-4

Department of Surgery B, E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.

Background: The appearance of hernia around the access port site after implantation of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a complication that can limit the beneficial effect of the device. We evaluated the incidence of hernias at the port-site for band adjustment and propose a technique for its repair.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of 459 patients who underwent LAGB system implantation for treatment of morbid obesity between January 1999 and July 2001. Read More

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October 2002
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