Expert Lunch Symposium at IFSO London

Banded Gastric Bypass & Banded Sleeve
August 31, 2017 • 12.45-13.45 • Windsor Room, 5th floor

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Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Prager, Austria


Dr. Philip Schauer, USA

Presentations by:

Dr. Muffatal Lakdawala, India
Dr. Luc Lemmens, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Greve, Netherlands
Dr. Philip Schauer, USA
Dr. Harsha Chandraratna, Australia
Dr. Jodok Fink, Germany

The program:

  • “Introduction to Banded Gastric Bypass, the basic principles and results, including personal experience with more than 500 cases” Lakdawala, Mumbai
  • 5 year follow up Banded vs. Non-Banded Bypass: Banded Gastric Bypass: Better Long-Term Results? A Cohort Study with Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up. Lemmens, St.Niklaas
  • Banding the bypass, early results comparing patients in a standardized treatment program Greve, Heerlen
  • Discussion
  • Introduction to Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy, the basic principles and results: Schauer, Cleveland
  • “Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy - An Australian experience with over 1000 MiniMizer Rings" Chandratna, Perth
  • Banding the Sleeve Improves Weight Loss in Midterm Follow-up Fink, Freiburg
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion by Chairman Prager, Vienna

Banded Procedures Chapter at IFSO Vienna

At the IFSO Congress in August in Vienna a special session was dedicated to presentations on banded gastric bypass and banded sleeve gastrectomy.

Various speakers from all over the world shared their experience with these procedures with ample time to ask questions and discuss.

Report about the symposium:

Symposium-IFSO2015.pdf (1,42 MB)

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Prof. Fobi/USA, Dr. Prager/Austria and Dr. Dillemans/Belgium

The program:

  • Dr. Luc Lemmens/St. Niklaas/Belgium: 5 year follow up of 1.000 banded bypass operations
  • Dr. Phil Schauer/Cleveland/USA: cohort study of banded gastric bypass
    superior for superobese patients/3 years follow up
  • Dr. Jody Valk/Antwerp/Belgium: banding the bypass in revision surgery/3 years follow up in 100 operations
  • Prof. Buchwald/USA: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Medium-Term Outcomes After Banded Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Dr. Avinoah/Israel: Laparoscopic Proximal Banding after Failed Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy a historical Cohort Study
  • Dr. Chamani/India: 2 Years Experience of Laparoscopic Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy using GaBP Ring
  • Dr. Lantszberg/Israel: Band to Sleeve and Sleeve to Band – Salvage Operations

Randomized Controlled Trial starts in Arnhem/the Netherlands

In July 2015 Dr. Berends et al. received approval from the Medical Ethics Committee to start a randomized controlled trial, comparing 75 patients with primary banded gastric bypass to 75 patients with primary non-banded gastric bypass.
For 3 years both groups will be followed up intensively and various critical parameters (EWL, resolutions of co-morbidities, complications, etc.) will be monitored.

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