Endoscopic and laparoscopic treatments for morbid obesity--endoscopic intragastric balloon placement and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

Seiichiro Kai, Masayuki Ohta, Yuichi Endo, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Seigo Kitano

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Abstract

We have introduced intragastric balloon placement (IGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) into Japan since 2004. We performed IGB in 23 morbidly obese patients with 40 +/- 9 kg/m2 (BMI). When the balloon were removed after 5 months, the averaged weight loss and percent excess weight loss (%EWL) were 12 kg and 27%, respectively. Twenty-seven patients with 45 +/- 9 kg/m2 underwent LAGB in our institute, and after 12 and 24 months, the average weight loss were 25 kg and 35 kg, and %EWL were 40% and 54%. There was no serious complication after both the treatments. IGB and LAGB are safe and effective treatments for Japanease patients with morbid obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-397
Number of pages6
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume67
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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