Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Astrid R. Soares-Medina
  • Marc P. Michalsky
  • Bradley J. Needleman


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) as performed using a standard laparoscopic approach. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, necessary equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: port placement, dissection of the greater curvature of the stomach (i.e., ligation of the greater omentum), creation of the gastric sleeve, and removal of gastric remnant.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Bariatric surgery Sleeve gastrectomy Laparoscopic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Astrid R. Soares-Medina
    • 1
  • Marc P. Michalsky
    • 2
  • Bradley J. Needleman
    • 3
  1. 1.Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics, Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Mayagüez Medical Center, Department of Pediatric SurgeryMayagüezUSA
  2. 2.Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric SurgeryColumbusUSA
  3. 3.The Edwin H. and E. Christopher Ellison Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, Department of SurgeryColumbusUSA

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