Most recent update: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 09:55

Bariatric News - Cookies & privacy policy

You are here

laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)

LAGB treatment vs. lifestyle interventions in adolescents

Researchers from The Netherlands have begun the Bariatric Surgery in Children (BASIC) randomised controlled trial that will assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) treatment in severely obese adolescents with unsuccessful combined lifestyle interventions (CLI). The authors note that the reversibility of LAGB is a strong argument for gastric banding over other surgical procedures, since bariatric surgery in adolescents is still in its infancy.

RYGB dramatically alters gut microbes compared to LAGB

A study comparing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has reported that bypass produces profound changes in the composition of microbial communities in the gut, with the resulting gut flora distinct from both obese and normal weight patients. The results are likely due to the dramatic re-organisation of the gut caused by RYGB surgery, which increases microbial diversity. The research could highlight new diagnostics and therapies for obesity.

LAGB device-related re-operation common and costly

Among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery, re-operation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study by researchers from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Iranian study to examine outcomes from surgery

Iranian researchers are currently evaluating and comparing several surgical bariatric procedures: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and mini-gastric bypass, with newer techniques such as gastric plication also considered as a treatment option in suitable candidates. The prospective, longitudinal, cohort Tehran Obesity Treatment Study (TOTS) is assessing the impact of these surgical procedures in an Iranian population of morbid obese patients at a specialised bariatric centre.

Subscribe to RSS - laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)