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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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BERENGUER, A. et al. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: follow up at 24 months. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2007, vol.8, n.1, pp.3-12. ISSN 1645-0086.

This article examines the psychosocial status of obese individuals before and after Swedish and Lap Band, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB). The conclusions presented come from a 24 month longitudinal evaluation, as well as a review of the literature and from experiences of our bariatric surgery program at the Central Hospital of Funchal (Serviço de Cirurgia 2). Our data suggest that the post-operative participants life conditions, evaluated under BAROS scoring significantly improved in weight, in quality of life and in comorbidities.

Keywords : Bariatric surgery; Comorbidities; Morbid obesity.

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