Weight loss and improvement of comorbidities after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity

Masayuki Ohta, Seigo Kitano, Seiichiro Kai, Yuichi Endo, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Ryoki Okunaga, Hiroki Uchida, Kentaro Iwaki, Kohei Shibata

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Abstract

Background : We introduced laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to Japan. Methods : Between August 2005 and August 2007, 21 morbidly obese patients with 44 ± 10kg/m2 (mean ± S.D. ) BMI underwent LAGB. LAGB using the pars flaccida technique with 3-5 gastric-to-gastric sutures did to prevent band slip-page. Results : No conversion to open surgery or post-LAGB complications were seen. Weight loss 12 months after surgery was 25 ± 11kg and the percentage of excess weight loss was 41 ± 7%. After 18 months, there were 29 ± 13kg and 49 ± 11%. Weight loss led to lower hypertension in 91% of patients, lower dyslipidemia in 94%, and improved type 2 diabetes in 100%. Conclusions : LAGB is safe and effective, and is expected to play an important role in the treatment of morbid obesity in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-604
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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    Ohta, M., Kitano, S., Kai, S., Endo, Y., Eguchi, H., Okunaga, R., Uchida, H., Iwaki, K., & Shibata, K. (2008). Weight loss and improvement of comorbidities after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery, 41(6), 599-604. https://doi.org/10.5833/jjgs.41.599