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


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    Friday, April 02, 2004 5:30 am Email this article
    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.

    The study involved 30 patients from each type of surgery.

    REFERENCE

    Ashy AR; Merdad AA. A prospective study comparing vertical banded gastroplasty versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid and super-obesity. International Surgery, 1998 Apr-Jun, 83(2):108-10.

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