Results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery for morbid obesity: First 100 cases Obezite tedavisinde laparoskopik gastrik bant yerleştirilmesi sonuçlari: Ilk 100 olgu

BANLI O., Altun H., Karakoyun R., Özdoǧan H., Kahveci K., Çakmak B.

Turkish Journal of Surgery, vol.25, no.1, pp.11-14, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Keywords: Band slippage, Gastric banding, Laparoscopic surgery, Morbid obesity
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Purpose: Our aim in this study was to present the results ot our first 100 cases that have undergone laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients underwent adjustable laparoscopic gastric band surgery between February 2006 and April 2008 and the data of patients including age, gender, operation time, complication rate, excess weight loss at 6, 12, 18 months analyzed retrospectively. Results: Eighty-three (83%) of 100 patients were female, 17 (17%) were male and mean age was 36. Ninety-eight patients were operated by laparoscopic technique and 2 patients converted to open surgery. Mean body mass index was 44 kglm2 (37-61). Mean operation time was 46 minutes and mean hospital stay was 1.8 days. Early postoperative complications developed in 4 patients. Band slippage occurred in 5 patients and port problems occurred in 7 patients as late postoperative complications. One postoperative death occurred due to pulmonary embolism. Calculated excess weight loses were 25.8 %, 46.3 % and 66 % at 6, 12, 18 months, respectively. Conclusion: When literature and our study were evaluated, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding can be safely performed because of its features like short operation time, low complication rate, good tolerability, short learning period and satisfactory weight loss ratio.