Mental disorders and weight change in a prospective study of bariatric surgery patients: 7 years of follow-upLong-term, longitudinal data are limited on mental disorders after bariatric surgery.
Surgery-related gastrointestinal symptoms in a prospective study of bariatric surgery patients: 3-year follow-upHaving accurate information on bariatric surgery-related gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms is critical for patient care.
Gastric band slippage at 30 weeks' gestation: diagnosis and laparoscopic managementBand slippage is not a rare complication after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The rates of reported band slippage range from <1% to >20%. Everyone should be aware of this life-threatening complication that can develop even years after the device's implantation. Multidisciplinary management for early diagnosis and surgical approach is necessary to reduce the morbidity and mortality.
Technique for nonfascial fixation of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band access portAccess port complications occur in 10–20% of patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). These have included infection, leakage, difficult access, erosion, pain, and poor cosmetic results requiring revision. Additionally, traditional fascial fixation techniques require longer operative times and fluoroscopic or ultrasound localization, increasing the time, expense, and discomfort associated with LAGB. We report a technique of nonfascial fixation of the LAGB access port with minimal complications.
Endoscopic removal of eroded adjustable gastric band: lessons learned after 5 years and 78 casesOne of the complications of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is intragastric erosion, leading to a revisional procedure to remove the band. Our aim was to present the procedure and results of endoscopic band removal in a 5-year multicenter experience from the Gastro Obeso Center and Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.