Background: Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure indicated for the treatment of patients with morbid obesity. Methods: From January 1996, eight patients successfully underwent the video-laparoscopic procedure. Results: Preoperative body mass index was 44.4 ± 4.7 (range 37.9-53.3). Mean operative time was 255 ± 73 minutes (range 150-360). Mean hospital stay was 3 ± 1 days. Intraoperative complications were absent. Conclusion: Preliminary results have been satisfactory, and encourage us to continue with LASGB.
- Gastric banding
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