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Largest prospective series of the Swedish gastric band (SAGB-VC) published

Bariatric Surgery News & Research | Adelaide Bariatric Centre

17 Mar 2013 8:51 PM

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Adelaide Bariatric Centre has just published a series of Swedish Adjustable gastric bands in the Canadian Journal of Surgery. This is the largest published series of patients using the latest Swedish adjustable gastric band (SAGB-VC). Over 1000 patients were followed with a mean follow up of nearly a year. Weight reduced by an average of over 18 kg with an excess weight loss of nearly 40%.  Improvement or cessation of diabetes medication occurred in 73% of type 2 diabetics.  The procedure was very safe with no deaths and a complication rate below 5%.