Sleeve gastrectomy: a restrictive procedure?

  title={Sleeve gastrectomy: a restrictive procedure?},
  author={John Melissas and Sofia I Koukouraki and John Askoxylakis and Maria I Stathaki and Markos Daskalakis and Kostas Perisinakis and Nikos S Karkavitsas},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Diet and surgically-induced weight loss have been shown to lead to alterations in motor and sensory function of the stomach. We investigated the clinical outcome and gastric emptying of solid foods in morbidly obese (MO) patients following sleeve gastrectomy (SG). METHODS We studied 23 MO patients [(7 males, 16 females), mean age 38.9 +/- 11.0 years (range 20-64 years), mean weight 135.1 +/- 19.0 kg (range 97-167 kg), mean BMI 47.2 +/- 4.8 kg/m(2) (range 39.6-56.0 kg/m(2))] who… CONTINUE READING
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