CHANGES IN COMORBID DISEASES IN MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENTS TREATED BY LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING


Sakcak I., Avsar M. F., Erdem N. Z., Hamamci E. O., Bostanoglu S., Sonisik M., ...More

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.1, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Morbid obesity is often accompanied by several comorbid diseases which reduce lifespan and impair quality of life. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a minimal invasive procedure effective in the treatment of morbid obesity. The aim of this study was to determine the change in comorbidities in patients treated by LAGB who achieved weight loss.