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Sep 2011

To Band or Bypass—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: The European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

Arch Surg. 2011;146(9):1105-1108. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.211

In reply

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to reply to the letter by Drs Oefelein and Okerson concerning our study that was published in Archives.1 Regrettably, the message of our study apparently did not come across. We did not condemn laparoscopic adjustable band gastroplasty (LAGB). We wanted to stress the importance of a better follow-up policy.

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