Essay about Sleeve Gastrectomy

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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
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Patients and Methods
Population Patients’ data were collected between January 2004 and January 2006. A total of 326 patients who underwent bariatric surgery were identified. All procedures were performed by two surgeons (PV, AD) with the same medical team (endocrinologists, psychiatrists and gastroenterologists). The type of bariatric surgery was chosen by the surgeon with the patient’s agreement. The waiting time between the first consultation and surgery was about 6 months. During this time, the patient had the psychiatric and endocrinology consultations if they had not been performed prior to the surgical consultation. One hundred and eleven patients with a follow-up of more than 2 years and treated by restrictive surgery (SG, SG after GB, GB) were selected. The results of the 59 patients treated by SG have already been published in a previous series [5]. Data on age, gender, initial BMI, obesity comorbidities (dyspnoea, diabetes, arterial hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)), operating time, early postoperative complications (complications during the first postoperative month) by Clavien score [6], long-term complications (complications more than 1 month after surgery), reoperations under general anesthesia, BMI at 6, 12 and 24 months, EWL in percent at 6, 12 and 24 months, EBMIL in percent at 6, 12

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