Laparoscopic gastric band surgery was more effective than an intensive nonsurgical intervention for weight loss in mild-to-moderate obesity

September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p41
Academic Journal
The article presents a study related to laparoscopic gastric band surgery for treating mild to moderate obesity. Around 80 patients ranging between 20 to 50 years of age, associated with comorbid conditions were selected for the trial. After the intensive period, the patients were asked to follow a low calorie meals or orlistat as tolerated level. The result shows 50% of excess weight loss along with the improvement in the metabolic problems and the quality of life.


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