Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Short summary about this article Background Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is an alternative to gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (GB). Methods From January 2004 to January 2006, 111 patients with a follow-up longer than 24 months were prospectively followed. Three treatment groups were defined. Sleeve gastrectomy as first procedure, sleeve gastrectomy after failure of GB. (>> St. Louis, MO — St. Louis bariatric surgeons Dr. Van Wagner and Dr. Jay Snow report a significant increase in the number of gastric sleeve procedures in the recent past. Confirmed by reports from the American Society for…show more content…
In the present series, the EWL results of SG were as good as those of GB. SG after GB gave similar results to those obtained by a successful GB procedure. Our results showed that a second restrictive procedure can be performed after failure of GB. Complications were less frequent in the SG group but were more serious. The reoperation rate under general anesthesia was lower in the SG group. There was no significant difference in terms of quality of life between the three groups. References 1. de Saint Pol T. Obésité et milieux sociaux en France: les inégalités augmentent. Bull Epid Hebdo. 2008;20:175–9. 2. Ginter E, Simko V. Adult obesity at the beginning of the 21st century: epidemiology, pathophysiology and health risk. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2008;109:224–30. **************************************************************** About Sleeve Gastrectomy This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician. What is Sleeve Gastrectomy? Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure where the stomach is made smaller by surgical removal to form a slim “sleeve.” Patients can eat only small amounts of food, resulting in weight loss. A sleeve gastrectomy is often followed by duodenal switch surgery or a gastric bypass. How is
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