Obese Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Complications and The Influence on Body Mass Index and Comorbidities

KOC B., KARAHAN S., adaş G., Kemik Ö.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.61, no.131, pp.623-627, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 131
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5754/hge14032
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-627
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: The aim of this study is to present the advantages of LAGB (Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding), its effects on weight loss and influence on comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension. Methodology: 90 middle-aged obese patients with body mass index [BMI] of 35-50 kg/m(2) underwent LAGB between October 2007 and April 2010. Results: There were 33 men and 57 women underwent LAGB. The ages of the cases ranged from 22 to 39 years [mean 29.5 years]. The percentage of decrease on BMI at the 3, 6, 12, 24 month marks were 9.85%, 14.8%, 25.8% and 32.9%, respectively. No early operative complications were recorded. Pouch dilation occured in 6 patients and band erosion-migration was observed in 3 patient. Conclusion: LAGB is a safe and effective approach in short-term management of morbid obesity. Weight loss, complications and resolution of comorbidities are comparable with the other obesity procedures.