Long Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Dear LAP-BAND® System Friends,
Just wanted to make you aware of the 20-year outcomes data for the LAP-BAND that was recently published online with Open Access in the journal Obesity Surgery (see link below and attached article). The study was conducted by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia with lead author Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien and examined over 8,000 LAP-BAND patients in a single center and is believed to be the largest and longest-running of its kind in the world.
The paper also included a meta-analysis of weight loss at 10 or more years for all bariatric procedures, demonstrating long-term effectiveness for bariatric procedures in general.
In short, the 20-year data demonstrates that the LAP-BAND procedure has the potential to provide a cost-effective, long-term solution to obesity. Patients in the study who had LAP-BAND surgery 20 years ago now weigh an average of 30.1kg less than their initial weight with low revision and reoperation rates that decreased over time with improvements in surgical technique, aftercare, and the device itself.
Long-Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Weight Loss at 10 or More Years for All Bariatric Procedures and a Single-Centre Review of 20-Year Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding