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Banded versus nonbanded sleeve gastrectomy. A randomized controlled trial with 3 years of follow-up. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 690-695.

Published: 19th March 2021

Authors: Fink J, Hetzenecker A, Seifert G, Runkel M, Laessle C, Fichtner-Feigl S et al.


The addition of silicone banding in this study that included 94 procedures improved mean adjusted excess weight loss after three years: 73.9 versus 62.3 per cent, P=0.0073. The band reduced reflux and improved quality of life, but increased regurgitation.

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