Biochemical Changes after Vertical Banded Gastroplasty for Morbid Obesity
Authors: Mann, C; Neve, Hilary; Manson, J; Soulsby, Clare; Kincey, J; Taylor, T
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 3, Number 3, August 1993 , pp. 271-274(4)
Abstract:A prospective study of biochemical changes after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity, in 94 patients (10 males and 84 females, ages ranging from 18 to 59 years) has been carried out. Liver function tests and electrolyte estimations were performed preoperatively, during hospitalisation for surgery, at 6 weeks and at 6 months postoperatively, and demonstrated no significant changes in liver function in these patients 6 months after surgery. The study concludes that there is no increase in the risk of liver damage or electrolyte disturbance after vertical gastroplasty, but that there may be subtle hepatic changes present as gall bladder disease developed in 18 patients postoperation (19%).
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, England
Publication date: 1993-08-01