An adjustable silicone gastric band for laparoscopic treatment of morbid obesity--technique and results.

Franco Favretti, Gianni Segato, Francesco De Marchi, Maurizio De Luca, Mario Lise, Guy Bertrand Cadiere, Jaques Himpens, Elie Capelluto, Quentin Gaudissart

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Abstract

The laparoscopic application of an adjustable silicone gastric band (Lap-Band System, Bioenterics, Carpinteria, CA) (Fig. 1), based on a similar device introduced by Kuzmak in 1986, is gaining widespread acceptance as a gastric restrictive procedure in treatment of morbid obesity. The advantage of an operation that does not open the gastrointestinal tract and can be performed laparoscopically is obvious. This procedure, using the laparoscopic approach , has been performed in our institutions since 1992. The goals of this article are to describe both our standardized surgical technique that minimized the morbidity rate and its results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical technology international
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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