Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for clinically severe (morbid) obesity in Adults - An Update

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #26.

The aim of this study was to determine whether laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe and effective procedure compared with open and/or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG), especially in the longer term (> or = five years), for adult patients with clinically severe obesity.

Information Specialist: Leigh-Ann Topfer

NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Rapid Reviews

Year of Publication: 2005

Topics: Chronic Diseases / Disorders, Therapy

Authors: Bing Guo, Christa Harstall

ISBN (print): 1-894927-14-1

ISBN (online): 1-894927-15-X

ISSN: 1706-7863