Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with endoscopic guidance in morbid obesity.

@article{Frezza2008LaparoscopicSG,
  title={Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with endoscopic guidance in morbid obesity.},
  author={Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza and Audrae Barton and Haleigh Herbert and Mitchell Wachtel},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={
          575-9; discussion 580
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has been shown to be an effective first-stage procedure for morbidly obese patients. The SG is presently performed over a bougie of varying sizes, which is useful, but known to produce injuries on insertion. In a retrospective study, we evaluated the effect of the laparoscopic SG (LSG) on excess weight loss during 1 year of follow-up using a 29F endoscope instead of a bougie. METHODS During a 1-year period, LSG was performed on 20 (18 women and 2 men… CONTINUE READING
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