A Comparison Study of 100 Consecutive Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses and 100 Lap-bands During the Learning Curve

The learning curve for laparoscopic gastric bypass has been estimated at 100 cases. We compared data from the first 100 consecutive laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypasses (LRYGB) with the first 100 consecutive laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands (LAGB) in a minimally invasive fellowship-trained surgeon’s experience upon joining an established bariatric practice. Results: Patients undergoing LRYGB were slightly heavier (BMI 46.1 vs. 44.2, p

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