Revista chilena de cirugía
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BERRY S, MARCOS; GUELFAND CH, MIGUEL; MARTINEZ B, CRISTIAN y URRUTIA M, LIONEL. Gastric banding among obese adolescents. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.4, pp. 277-280. ISSN 0718-4026. doi: 10.4067/S0718-40262007000400006.
Background: Thirty percent of school age teenagers are obese in Chile. Aim: To assess the short and long term results of gastric banding among obese adolescents. Material and methods: Prospective evaluation of gastric banding procedures performed to 21 teenagers aged 13 to 19 years (15 females). Results: Mean body mass index of patients ranged from 31 to 51 kg/m2. Mean operative time and hospital stay were 60 minutes 1.9 days respectively. No patient died. Two bands had to be withdrawn after six months due to displacement. A 54% weight loss was obtained at 12 months of follow up and 90% of complications of obesity improved at 6 months. Conclusions: Gastric banding is a safe and effective surgical treatment for obesity in adolescents
Palabras clave : Gastric banding; morbid obesity; adolescents.