Retrospective Study
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Mar 27, 2016; 8(3): 238-245
Published online Mar 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i3.238
Long-term results after revisions of failed primary vertical banded gastroplasty
Martin R van Wezenbeek, Frans J F Smulders, Jean-Paul J G M de Zoete, Misha D Luyer, Gust van Montfort, Simon W Nienhuijs
Martin R van Wezenbeek, Frans J F Smulders, Jean-Paul J G M de Zoete, Misha D Luyer, Gust van Montfort, Simon W Nienhuijs, Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital, 5623 EJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This manuscript was approved by the Catharina Hospital Institutional Review Board, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Informed consent statement: All involved patients gave their informed consent (written or verbal, as appropriate) to have their data used anonymously for retrospective review prior to their primary bariatric surgery.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have anything to disclose that might be a conflict of interest to this article.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at (email address or URL). Participants gave informed consent for data sharing and data was anonymized.
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Correspondence to: Martin R van Wezenbeek, MD, Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Michelangelolaan 2, 5623 EJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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Received: July 1, 2015
Peer-review started: July 8, 2015
First decision: September 17, 2015
Revised: December 18, 2015
Accepted: January 8, 2016
Article in press: January 11, 2016
Published online: March 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: This study assesses the long-term outcome after revision of a failed vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG). This manuscript compares three types of revision: revision of the primary VBG, conversion to sleeve gastrectomy and conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The main finding in this study is that in terms of additional weight loss, postoperative complaints and reintervention rate, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass seems feasible as a revision for a failed VBG.