Anatomical Measurements of the Gastric Cardia in Obese Patients

Background: Currently, surgeons may implant three different types of bands within the LapBand system. However, there is little data to guide the selection process. This study aims to determine the relationship between a patient’s body mass index (BMI), height, and weight and the anatomical measurements of the gastric cardia in morbidly obese patients undergoing LapBand surgery.

Methods: A total of 67 morbidly obese patients undergoing LapBand surgery were studied. Intra-operative measurements of the gastric cardia were obtained. The relative circumference and posterior diameter of the gastric cardia were measured along with the patient’s height, weight and BMI. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to measure the relationship between the circumference and posterior diameter of the gastric cardia with the BMI, height, and weight. A p


Session: Poster

Program Number: P028

View Poster

« Return to SAGES 2008 abstract archive