Is vertical-banded gastroplasty effective in the treatment of obesity?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Ashley and colleagues, in an evaluation of 114 patients who underwent vertical-banded gastroplasty, found that about 60% of them lost more than 50% of their excess body weight over 1 year. [187] No patient lost less than 25%, and within a year of the surgery, mean BMI had decreased from 44.8 to 32.5 kg/m2.


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