A Preliminary Comparison of the Psychological Impact of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Authors: Delin, Catherine1; Anderson, Paul2

Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 9, Number 2, April 1999 , pp. 155-160(6)

Publisher: Springer

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Background: Laparoscopic gastric banding has introduced a new element into weight reduction surgery. The authors compared subjects who had undergone a laparoscopic gastric banding (lap-band) procedure with those who had undergone a gastric bypass operation on relevant psychological and behavioral parameters. Methods: A self-report questionnaire developed by the researchers was used. It included questions about aspects of food and eating as well as attitudinal items relating to the outcome of the surgery. Results: There were significant differences between the lap-band group and the gastric bypass group in their distance from their desired weight, their eating, and their attitudes. Conclusion: 9 months after surgery, gastric bypass surgery appears to be the superior procedure on several parameters. The surgery induction process may be critical. Evaluation at later stages is vital.

Keywords: Morbid obesity; gastric banding; gastric bypass; laparoscopy; surgical outcome

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/096089299765553403

Affiliations: 1: School of Psychology, University of South Australia, and Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2: Noarlunga Health Centre, Noarlunga, Adelaide

Publication date: April 1, 1999

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