Background: In June 1993, the authors started performing the Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) via laparoscopy. Methods: Since June 1993, 25 patients have undergone laparoscopic VBG. Results: Weight loss did not differ from the traditional open VBG. Conclusions: The laparoscopic procedure, which can be performed simply, permits minimal trauma compared to the traditional open operation, with a reduction in hospitalation and in short-term as well as long-term complications.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- Morbid obesity
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