High secondary failure rate of rebanding after failed gastric banding.


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CONCLUSION:The present long-term study confirms our previous finding that LRYGB is a better treatment than rebanding after failed laparoscopic gastric banding regarding weight loss and treatment of co-morbidities. During the long-term follow-up the reoperation rate due to secondary failure became significantly higher in the rebanding group. We therefore recommend that LRYGB should be preferred as rescue procedure after failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.