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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after failed gastric banding: is it really effective? Six years of follow-up

      In this issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Carandina et al. [

      Carandina S, Genser L, Bossi M, Polliand C, Tabbara M, Barrat C. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after failed gastric banding: is it really effective? Six years of follow-up. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017. pii: S1550-7289(17)30069-2

      ] from University Hospital in France publish their study comparing outcomes and long-term follow-up of patients receiving primary sleeve gastrectomy (SG) with those undergoing conversion to SG after failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB). Follow-up was at 3-month intervals for first 2 years, 6-month intervals for year 3, and annually to year 6.
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