Influence of the learning curve on safety and efficiency of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

@article{Zacharoulis2012InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the learning curve on safety and efficiency of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.},
  author={Dimitrios Zacharoulis and Eleni Sioka and Dimitris Papamargaritis and Olga Lazoura and Christos D. Rountas and Eleni Zachari and George Tzovaras},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={411-5}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a relatively new bariatric procedure, and data regarding the learning curve are scarce. The aim of this study is to assess how the procedure can be safely implanted in a newly established bariatric unit and to define the learning curve. METHODS Proctorship and mentorship in bariatric surgery were attended by two surgeons who were previously experienced in advanced laparoscopic surgery. The first consecutive 102 patients who underwent LSG in… CONTINUE READING