Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding: Preliminary results of the University of Naples experience

L. Angrisani, M. Lorenzo, G. Esposito, G. Romano, A. Puzziello, A. Belfiore, T. Santoro, G. Roina, A. Petito, C. Falconi, B. Tesauro

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Gastric banding
  • Obesity
  • Videolaparoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Angrisani, L., Lorenzo, M., Esposito, G., Romano, G., Puzziello, A., Belfiore, A., Santoro, T., Roina, G., Petito, A., Falconi, C., & Tesauro, B. (1997). Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding: Preliminary results of the University of Naples experience. Obesity Surgery, 7(1), 19-21. https://doi.org/10.1381/096089297765556178