Hand-assisted laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty: Initial report

D I Watson, P A Game

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218-1220
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Morbid obesity
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Hand-assisted technique


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