Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Sickle Cell Disease: a Case Series
With improved care, the number of sickle cell patients with obesity is increasing. The experience with bariatric surgery in this patient population is limited. We describe four adult patients with mild sickling genotypes who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The patients achieved marked weight loss with percentage of excess weight loss ranging from 56 to 68%. The surgery was associated with decreases in white blood cell counts and lower random glucose concentrations. No short-term or long-term complications related to the surgery were observed. Our report supports bariatric surgery as a feasible weight-loss option in this patient population.
KeywordsSickle cell disease Bariatric surgery Glucose White blood cell
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This study was reviewed and granted exempt status by UIC Institutional Review Board. As this is a retrospective study, for this kind of study, formal consent is not required.
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