Objectives: Analyze the evolution of body mass index (BMI) and percentage of excess weight loss (PEWL) after bariatric surgery; compare adjustable gastric banding (LABG) vs laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB).
Methods: Cohort study. Inclusion criteria: all cases underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery; n=89; 9 patients were excluded for incomplete follow up. Differences between the 2 groups were evaluated using the Student t-test; P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: n=80 (35 LABG/45 LBG).
|Sex (male/female)||Age (years)||Hospital stay (days)||BMI (kg/m2)|
|3 months||35/45||BMI (kg/m2)||37.4±5.5||39.4±5.8|||
|6 months||33/45||BMI (kg/m2)||35.7±5.2||35.2±6.3|||
|12 months||27/43||BMI (kg/m2)||34.6±4.8||31.5±5.6|||
|24 months||17/24||BMI (kg/m2)||34.9±4.4||32.4±5.8|||
Conclusions: Bariatric surgery is a successful treatment to obtain an adecuate weight loss. The best results are observed during the first year. LBG had better results.
03 - 07 May 2008
European Society of Endocrinology