Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: 1,014 Consecutive Cases. Ponce J et al. 2005;201:529-535 • Ponce, et al. examined the LAGB procedures that were performed at their center from October 2000 to December 2004. The authors were able to follow up with over 85% of the patients for 48 months. Women comprised 81.8% of the patients. Nine slippages occurred in the 44 patients who had perigastric dissection, while 14 occurred in the 970 patients with the pars flaccida technique. Ponce et al concluded that LAGB can achieve effective and safe weight loss, and that the pars flaccida technique reduced slippage when compared to the perigastric technique.
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