Improvement of vertical banded gastroplasty by strict dietary management

Avşar F., Özel H., TOPALOĞLU S., Yüksel B., Berkem H., Delibaşı T., ...More

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.14, no.2, pp.265-270, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1381/096089204322857681
  • Journal Name: OBESITY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-270
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background: Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) has been found to reduce BMI significantly during the first postoperative year. However, the same trend in weight loss has not been established thereafter. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of our dietary program on morbidly obese patients treated with VBG.