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Type: Journal article
Title: Hand-assisted laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty. Initial report
Author: Watson, D.
Game, P.
Citation: Surgical Endoscopy, 1997; 11(12):1218-1220
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0930-2794
Abstract: Laparoscopic approaches to surgery for morbid obesity offer to reduce the morbidity associated with conventional weight reduction surgery. This paper describes a hand-assisted laparoscopic technique for vertical banded gastroplasty, a method which shortens and simplifies the laparoscopic approach to this established open surgical procedure.
Keywords: Omentum; Abdominal Muscles; Stomach; Humans; Obesity, Morbid; Weight Loss; Laparoscopy; Dissection; Electrocoagulation; Gastroplasty; Diet; Follow-Up Studies; Laparoscopes; Surgical Staplers; Surgical Mesh; Female; Male
RMID: 0030004564
DOI: 10.1007/s004649900574
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