Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Vadim Sherman
  • Stacy A. Brethauer
  • Bipan Chand
  • Philip R. Schauer


With the current epidemic of obesity spreading worldwide, surgical weight loss has been shown to be the most effective treatment. However, severely obese patients, that is, those with a body mass index (BMI) over 60, have an increased number of comorbid conditions and thus an increased operative risk. Several studies have demonstrated an increased rate of complications with weightloss surgery in this group of patients with approximately two to three times greater risk of morbidity and mortality than the morbidly obese patient with a BMI less than 60 (1, 2, 3).


Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Excess Weight Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim Sherman
    • 1
  • Stacy A. Brethauer
    • 2
  • Bipan Chand
    • 3
  • Philip R. Schauer
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Department of General SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Bariatric and Metabolic InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Lerner College of MedicineUSA
  5. 5.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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