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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Morbid obesity
- Vertical banded gastroplasty
- Hand-assisted technique