40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds.Amplify’d from http://www.healthfinder.govhealthfinder.gov SEARCH: Sign up for our Newsletter How to Use This Site http://www.hhs.govU.S. Department of Health and Human Services40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have ComplicationsNearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years … Continue reading 40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

A study released in the Archives of Surgery concludes that a type of weight-loss surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, offers relatively poor long-term outcomes in extremely overweight patients.Amplify’d from newsatjama.jama.comnews@JAMAMarch 21, 2011 Author Insights: Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned Filed under: Bariatric Surgery,Cardiovascular Interventions,Diabetes Mellitus,Metabolic Diseases,Obesity — Mike Mitka @ 3:16 pm A study … Continue reading Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

Gastric bands show “poor results”

People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the long term, according to the author of a new study published last week.Amplify’d from http://www.flanderstoday.euGastric bands show “poor results” People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the … Continue reading Gastric bands show “poor results”

Failed Lap Band

Nearly half of patients who have laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually need to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers say. Among 82 patients followed for at least 12 years after lap-band surgery at a single institution, 49 had at least one reoperation for complications or device failure, according … Continue reading Failed Lap Band

Gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesityAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAnn Surg. 2004 Dec;240(6):975-82; discussion 982-3.Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesity.Weber M, Müller MK, Bucher T, Wildi S, Dindo D, Horber F, Hauser R, Clavien PA.SourceDivision of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University … Continue reading Gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding

Bypass Better than Band

Those people who had undergone gastric bypass surgery lost more weight in the year following surgery and showed a 76 percent resolution rate of Type 2 diabetes versus a 50 percent resolution rate in those who had gastric banding.Amplify’d from news.yahoo.comGastric Bypass or Lap Band Surgery? ShareretweetEmailPrint L.L. Woodard L.l. Woodard – Wed Feb 23, 9:00 pm ET Contribute … Continue reading Bypass Better than Band

Mini-Gastric Bypass Significantly Better than Sleeve

Mini-Gastric Bypass Roughly Twice as good as the Sleeve gastrectomy for type 2 diabetes mellitus: Double-blind randomized controlled trial. Remission of T2DM was achieved by 28 (93%) in the gastric bypass group and 14 (47%) in the sleeve gastrectomy group (P = .02). Participants randomized to mini-gastric bypass were more likely to achieve remission of … Continue reading Mini-Gastric Bypass Significantly Better than Sleeve