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Mini-gastric bypass helps patients lose half to three-fourths of their excess weight
Thursday, March 03, 2005 6:16 am Email this article
A type of weight loss surgery known as a minigastric bypass, helped seven morbidly obese patients lose between 45 percent and 78 percent of their excess weight according to a paper from Romania. 7 people, BMI 53-72
The study involved seven morbidly obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of between 53 and 72.
The procedure is performed laproscopically, that is with long instruments through a small incision in the abdominal wall.
Copaescu C, Munteanu R, Prala N, Turcu F, Dragomirescu C. [laparoscopic minigastric bypass for the treatment of morbidly obese patients. the initial experience]. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2004 Nov-Dec, 99(6):529-39.
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Clinica de Chirurgie Generala
Spitalul Clinic Sfantul Ioan
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