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  • 2020-02-24

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: surgical pitfalls in a live educational procedure

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2020;20(02). URL:
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In this live educational video, Professor Himpens presents the case of a 34-year-old female patient (BMI of 41) with a history of morbid obesity since adolescence. She will undergo a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The preoperative work-up was normal. She had lost 2Kg six months before the procedure. Nowadays, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. Surgical pitfalls are emphasized during the video to make sure that LSG is achieved adequately and to prevent any potential complications. In addition, trocars placement, location of the first firing of the linear stapler, the reasons why oversewing of the staple line is not performed, and thrombosis prophylaxis are also discussed during the procedure.