Effects of Laparoscopic Gastric Band Applications on Plasma and Fundic Acylated Ghrelin Levels in Morbidly Obese Patients

Gelisgen R. , Zengin K., Kocael A., Baysal B., Kocael P., Erman H., ...Daha Fazla

OBESITY SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.299-305, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11695-011-0498-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.299-305


It has been proposed that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure might play a role in modulation of fundic ghrelin production. To test this hypothesis, we examined plasma and tissue concentrations of acylated ghrelin in morbidly obese patients before and 6 months after LAGB. Baseline levels of acylated ghrelin in morbidly obese patients were also compared with those in age-matched, healthy, non-obese controls.