Comparison of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) with other bariatric procedures; a systematic review of the randomised controlled trials

P D Chakravarty, E McLaughlin, D Whittaker, E Byrne, E Cowan, K Xu, D M Bruce, J A Ford

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Bariatric surgery can provide efficient weight loss and improvement in obesity-related co-morbidities in adults. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) comprised 30.3% of all bariatric procedures between 2009 and 2010 in the UK. This review evaluates the level 1 evidence for change in co-morbidities, quality of life (QoL) and weight provided by LAGB compared with other bariatric procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-182
Number of pages11
JournalSurgeon-Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Female
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastroplasty
  • Humans
  • Jejunoileal Bypass
  • Laparoscopy
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis
  • Quality of Life
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight Loss

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