Videolaparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty

A. Catona, M. Gossenberg, G. Mussini, L. La Manna, T. De Bastiani, E. Armeni

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Gastroplasty
  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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