Experience in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbidly obese Taiwanese: staple-line reinforcement is important for preventing leakage

@article{Ser2010ExperienceIL,
  title={Experience in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbidly obese Taiwanese: staple-line reinforcement is important for preventing leakage},
  author={K H Ser and Wei-Jei Lee and Yi-Chih Lee and Jung-Chien Chen and Yen-Hao Su and Shu-Chun Chen},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={2253-2259}
}
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a promising procedure for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. We report our 2-year experience with LSG and specifically evaluate the importance of staple-line protection to prevent leakage after the laparoscopic procedure. One hundred eighteen consecutive patients with BMI > 30 who underwent LSG from January 2006 to February 2009 were included in our study. There were 88 women and 30 men with a mean age of 33.2 ± 9.6 years and a mean BMI of 38.0… CONTINUE READING

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