Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy) Leads to 10-15% weight loss

Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy: Excess Weight Loss at 4 and 12 weeks and 6 months after implant was 7.5%, 11.6%, and 14.2%, respectivelyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurgery. 2008 Jun;143(6):723-31. Epub 2008 May 9.Intra-abdominal vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy): clinical results with a new implantable medical device.Camilleri M, Toouli J, Herrera MF, Kulseng B, Kow L, Pantoja JP, … Continue reading Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy) Leads to 10-15% weight loss

Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding "After LGB, a majority of the patients failed to achieve a 50% EWL, and 16.7% required reoperation. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may not be the optimal bariatric procedure for patients older than 50 years, patients with a BMI higher than 50 kg/m(2), or African Americans." Right: The Lap … Continue reading Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding