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Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Fabio Garofalo
  • Radu Pescarus
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Abstract

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has recently gained popularity because of a low complication rate, satisfactory resolution of comorbidities, and good weight loss outcomes. Although it can be performed relatively quickly, careful consideration of multiple anatomical concepts is essential in order to avoid serious procedure-related pitfalls. The main potential complications associated with LSG include gastric staple line leak, stenosis, hemorrhage, and postoperative GERD. Treatment of difficult-to-manage complications such as gastric conduit leaks and stenosis requires a multimodal approach (therapeutic endoscopy, interventional radiology, and surgery), and tertiary bariatric center resources are essential in the management of these complex cases.

Keywords

Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric stenosis Gastric leak Reflux Complications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgerySacré-Coeur Hospital, University of MontrealMontrealCanada

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