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Thursday, September 06, 2007

ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING

Swedish adjustable gastric banding causes patients to lose 61% of excess weight

Swedish adjustable gastric banding causes patients to lose an average of 61 percent of their excess body weight for at least 7 years after surgery according to a review from Switzerland of 196 patients. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 06, 2007 8:03 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 11, 2007

LAP BAND SURGERY

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery causes 57% excess weight loss

Patients who uderwent laparoscopic Swedish adjustable gastric banding lost an average of 57 percent of their excess weight after five years according to a paper from Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 11, 2007 3:10 am | [0] comments

Thursday, October 12, 2006

LAP BAND SURGERY

Patients with BMI of 30-34 lost an average of 57 lbs after Lap Band weight loss surgery

Patients with moderate obesity lost and maintained an average of 57 pounds three years after undergoing adjustable gastric lap banding weight loss surgery. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 12, 2006 3:40 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Gastric banding weight loss surgery helps patients lose two-thirds of excess weight after 3 years

Gastric banding weight loss surgery, known as Lap-Band in the U.S., has become more successful than it was when it was first introduced according to review paper on obesity surgery by Dan Eisenberg and others from the Yale School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 13, 2006 4:27 am | [0] comments

Monday, October 17, 2005

LAP BAND SURGERY

Lap band surgery helps morbidly obese lose nearly half their excess weight

The average amount of excess weight that was lost following laproscopic gastric banding -- lap band surgery -- was 40 percent after one year, 47 percent after two years, 44 percent after four years, 43 percent after five years, and 32 percent after eight years according to a study from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 17, 2005 9:14 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

GASTRIC BYPASS VS GASTRIC BANDING

Gastric bypass versus gastric banding: 79% vs 57% of excess weight lost after 2 years

Laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients lose an average of 70 percent of their excess weight after one year, 79 percent after two years, and 84 percent after three years compared to 39 percent after one year and 57 percent after two years for patients that had adjustable gastric banding according to a paper from the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 06, 2005 4:21 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

LAP BAND SURGERY

Morbidly obese patients lose an averge of 57-68 lbs after lap band surgery

Morbidly obese patients lost an average of roughly 57-68 pounds after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery (lap band surgery) according to a study from Changi General Hospital in Singapore. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 31, 2005 5:08 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 29, 2005

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Patients lose 52% of their excess weight with lap band weight loss surgery after 1.5 to 2 years

Patients who have had laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery) seem to lose more weight when adjustments are made when they are consuming solid food, not sensing satiety, and not experiencing regular weight loss according to a new study from Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 29, 2005 10:10 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Gastric bypass is a better choice than gastric banding for ‘super obese’

Gastric banding has a high failure rate in people who are "super obese", that is those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 50, according to a paper from France. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 08, 2005 8:46 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 14, 2005

OBESITY SURGERY

Obesity surgery: Older patients and diabetic patients tend to lose more weight

Older patients, diabetic patients, and patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) tend to lose more than an average amount of weight after having laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery (lap band surgery) according to a new study from New Jersey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 14, 2005 5:14 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 28, 2005

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Lap band surgery helps patients lose half their excess weight

Patients lost an average of 48 percent of their excess weight following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery) according to a new paper from doctors from Northwest Weight Loss Surgery in Kirkland, Washington, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 28, 2005 4:02 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

LAP BAND SURGERY

Lap band surgery causes average loss of 90 lbs

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery) helped patients lose 59 percent of their excess body weight, or about 90 pounds, after eight years according to a recent paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 09, 2005 7:17 am | [0] comments

Monday, February 21, 2005

LAP BAND SURGERY

Lap band surgery helps patients lose half their excess weight

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band) surgery helped patients lose an average of about half of their excess weight (47 percent) and improved many conditions related to their obesity according to a study from Houston, Texas. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 21, 2005 6:26 am | [0] comments

Thursday, February 03, 2005

LAP BAND SURGERY

Lap band surgery helps morbidly obese patients lose an average of 41% of their excess weight

Morbidly obese patients lost an average of 60 pounds, or 41 percent of their excess body weight, a year-and-a-half after undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery according to a paper from Hong Kong. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 03, 2005 5:31 am | [0] comments

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Gastric bypass causes greater weight loss than gastric banding; 27 lbs for women, 32 lbs for men

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass appears to be the therapy of choice [for morbid obesity]," concludes a new paper from Switzerland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Dec 02, 2004 2:59 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Adjustable gastric banding helps patients lose 30 percent of excess weight

Adjustable gastric banding is currently the most common weight loss surgery. It gained notice a few years ago after singer Carnie Wilson lost a large amount of weight after having the procedure done. Patients lose an average of 36 percent of the excess weight after one year, 38 percent after two years, and finally stabilize some time later having lost 30 percent of their excess weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 12:51 pm | [2] comments

Friday, April 02, 2004

Vertical banded gastroplasty more effective than Lap Band surgery for weight loss

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty weight loss surgery seems to be more effective than Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding according to a recent study. Patients who underwent Vertical Banded Gastroplasty lost 87 percent of their excess weight after six months compared to 50 percent in patients given Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 02, 2004 5:30 am | [0] comments

Laparoscopic band weight loss surgery causes loss of 68 percent of excess weight

Weight loss surgery is the most effective form of obesity treatment. Following laparoscopic placement of a Lap-Band adjustable gastric band patients lost an average of 51 percent of their excess weight loss after one year, 58 percent after two years, 62 percent after three years and 68 percent after four years. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 02, 2004 5:20 am | [0] comments
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