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A young lady with dysphagia and GIST after a complicated sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
A 34 year-old woman was referred to us for persistent dysphagia and retrosternal chest pain, aggravated by eating. Two years earlier, she underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity.
Her operation was complicated by septic shock due to an esophagogastric fistula with subphrenic abscesses, and on postoperative day 20, she underwent a laparotomy, abscess debridement and drainage, splenectomy and application of cyanoacrylate-based glue, followed by endoscopic positioning of a self-expandable partially coated prosthesis.
Three weeks afterwards, her prosthesis was replaced with a self-expandable fully coated prosthesis due to persistent leak. This prosthesis was finally removed after 7 weeks.
One year after her operation, at gastroscopy, a 25mm submucosal nodule covered with an ulcerated mucosa was found in the proximal antrum. Biopsy was negative, and endoscopic ultrasonography was suggestive of GIST.
She underwent an esophageal manometry, which was indicative of esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction. Her barium swallow test showed a delayed esophageal emptying due to the narrowing and twisting of the proximal part of the stomach. Her abdominal MRI was normal.
An exploratory laparoscopy was indicated for adhesiolysis and removal of the antral lesion.
Total duration of the operation was 3 hours. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she was discharged on postoperative day 6.
Her postoperative swallow study showed the easy passage of the contrast agent with no leaks. The patient completely recovered from her symptoms, and remained asymptomatic after 30 months. Final histology of her lesion evidenced a foreign body granuloma.
S Greco, M Giulii Capponi, M Lotti, M Khotcholava
Surgical intervention
10 months ago
1799 views
4 likes
2 comments
14:14
A young lady with dysphagia and GIST after a complicated sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
A 34 year-old woman was referred to us for persistent dysphagia and retrosternal chest pain, aggravated by eating. Two years earlier, she underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity.
Her operation was complicated by septic shock due to an esophagogastric fistula with subphrenic abscesses, and on postoperative day 20, she underwent a laparotomy, abscess debridement and drainage, splenectomy and application of cyanoacrylate-based glue, followed by endoscopic positioning of a self-expandable partially coated prosthesis.
Three weeks afterwards, her prosthesis was replaced with a self-expandable fully coated prosthesis due to persistent leak. This prosthesis was finally removed after 7 weeks.
One year after her operation, at gastroscopy, a 25mm submucosal nodule covered with an ulcerated mucosa was found in the proximal antrum. Biopsy was negative, and endoscopic ultrasonography was suggestive of GIST.
She underwent an esophageal manometry, which was indicative of esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction. Her barium swallow test showed a delayed esophageal emptying due to the narrowing and twisting of the proximal part of the stomach. Her abdominal MRI was normal.
An exploratory laparoscopy was indicated for adhesiolysis and removal of the antral lesion.
Total duration of the operation was 3 hours. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she was discharged on postoperative day 6.
Her postoperative swallow study showed the easy passage of the contrast agent with no leaks. The patient completely recovered from her symptoms, and remained asymptomatic after 30 months. Final histology of her lesion evidenced a foreign body granuloma.
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
A D'Urso, M Vix, B Dallemagne, HA Mercoli, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
1770 views
38 likes
0 comments
03:48
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity in a superobese woman
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become a genuine morbid obesity procedure. Its frequency of use is quickly increasing as compared to other interventions. The rationale for such a success stems from the fact that the procedure is easy to perform, and weight loss is comparable to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at least during the first three years. Its main immediate postoperative complication is the occurrence of fistula at the superior part of the cardia. Remotely, increased gastroesophageal reflux and strictures at the middle part of the stomach (at the incisura) can be observed. Although the technique seems easy, it should be performed in an extremely rigorous fashion to minimize complications. This video demonstrates the performance of a stepwise sleeve gastrectomy. Authors lay special emphasis on the entire steps which allow to reduce the risk of complications.
A Cardoso Ramos, M Galvao Neto
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
6996 views
94 likes
0 comments
19:26
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity in a superobese woman
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become a genuine morbid obesity procedure. Its frequency of use is quickly increasing as compared to other interventions. The rationale for such a success stems from the fact that the procedure is easy to perform, and weight loss is comparable to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at least during the first three years. Its main immediate postoperative complication is the occurrence of fistula at the superior part of the cardia. Remotely, increased gastroesophageal reflux and strictures at the middle part of the stomach (at the incisura) can be observed. Although the technique seems easy, it should be performed in an extremely rigorous fashion to minimize complications. This video demonstrates the performance of a stepwise sleeve gastrectomy. Authors lay special emphasis on the entire steps which allow to reduce the risk of complications.
Gastric bypass: surgical treatment of morbid obesity
Morbid obesity is a major health concern in so many countries. It is associated with severe life-threatening co-morbidities. Unfortunately, many studies have proven that non-surgical approaches to lose weight are doomed to fail. There is good evidence that bariatric surgery is the most enduring and efficacious means of tackling morbid obesity with regards to long-term weight loss.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is today one of the gold standard surgeries. It is based on several mechanisms: restriction, malabsorption, and changes in gut hormones secretions.
In this chapter, all aspects of this bariatric procedure such as anatomical details, indications, contraindications, surgical setting and technical details are carefully presented.
M Vix
Operative technique
11 years ago
7440 views
166 likes
0 comments
Gastric bypass: surgical treatment of morbid obesity
Morbid obesity is a major health concern in so many countries. It is associated with severe life-threatening co-morbidities. Unfortunately, many studies have proven that non-surgical approaches to lose weight are doomed to fail. There is good evidence that bariatric surgery is the most enduring and efficacious means of tackling morbid obesity with regards to long-term weight loss.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is today one of the gold standard surgeries. It is based on several mechanisms: restriction, malabsorption, and changes in gut hormones secretions.
In this chapter, all aspects of this bariatric procedure such as anatomical details, indications, contraindications, surgical setting and technical details are carefully presented.
Morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding
The description of morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of morbid obesity.
Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: creation of pneumoperitoneum, trocar placement, Instruments, exposure, retrogastric tunnel, dissection/variation, intraoperative complications, band fixation, fixation/reservoir, postoperative period, band calibration.
Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.
C Desaive, JM Zimmermann, M Vix
Operative technique
19 years ago
1883 views
73 likes
0 comments
Morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding
The description of morbid obesity surgery: laparoscopic gastric banding covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of morbid obesity.
Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: creation of pneumoperitoneum, trocar placement, Instruments, exposure, retrogastric tunnel, dissection/variation, intraoperative complications, band fixation, fixation/reservoir, postoperative period, band calibration.
Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: surgical pitfalls in a live educational procedure
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.
J Himpens, M Ignat, R Rodriguez Luna
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
2304 views
31 likes
1 comment
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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: surgical pitfalls in a live educational procedure
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.
Robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using the latest generation of robotic surgical system: a live educational procedure
In this live educational video, Dr. Vieira d'Almeida outlines surgical pitfalls when performing a 5-port Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) using the da Vinci Xi™ robotic surgical system (Intuitive Surgical). During the video, a comparison is made with other robotic platforms (e.g. da Vinci Si™ system) regarding trocar placement, robotic docking, dexterity, instruments quality, and the introduction of fluorescence systems. Technical steps are provided to create a RYGB with a 100cm alimentary limb and a 150cm biliary limb, transection of the greater omentum, Petersen’s defect and mesenteric defect closure, which are performed routinely.
LA Vieira d'Almeida, M Ignat, R Rodriguez Luna
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
1006 views
13 likes
0 comments
09:59
Robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using the latest generation of robotic surgical system: a live educational procedure
In this live educational video, Dr. Vieira d'Almeida outlines surgical pitfalls when performing a 5-port Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) using the da Vinci Xi™ robotic surgical system (Intuitive Surgical). During the video, a comparison is made with other robotic platforms (e.g. da Vinci Si™ system) regarding trocar placement, robotic docking, dexterity, instruments quality, and the introduction of fluorescence systems. Technical steps are provided to create a RYGB with a 100cm alimentary limb and a 150cm biliary limb, transection of the greater omentum, Petersen’s defect and mesenteric defect closure, which are performed routinely.
A standardized step-by-step description of a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a live educational procedure
In this live educational video, Dr. Almino Cardoso Ramos shows the case of a morbidly obese 42-year-old woman with a BMI of 41. In the preoperative work-up, the patient lost 4kg. Imaging studies showed normal anatomy and did not evidence any hiatal hernia or GERD. Manometry did not show any motility disorders.
During the procedure, surgical pitfalls are highlighted and discussed in order to create a standardized Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with a biliopancreatic limb of 150cm and an alimentary limb of 100cm. Anatomical landmarks for gastric pouch creation are demonstrated. Emphasis is put on the adequate length measurement for both the biliopancreatic and alimentary limbs in order to ensure weight loss. The author also stresses the necessity to use appropriate staplers along with the ways to prevent stapler-related complications. He outlines his preference for specific suture material to close the enterotomy, and provides tips and tricks for the closure of the mesenteric defect and of Petersen’s space.
A Cardoso Ramos, M Ignat, R Rodriguez Luna
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
1838 views
16 likes
0 comments
12:49
A standardized step-by-step description of a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a live educational procedure
In this live educational video, Dr. Almino Cardoso Ramos shows the case of a morbidly obese 42-year-old woman with a BMI of 41. In the preoperative work-up, the patient lost 4kg. Imaging studies showed normal anatomy and did not evidence any hiatal hernia or GERD. Manometry did not show any motility disorders.
During the procedure, surgical pitfalls are highlighted and discussed in order to create a standardized Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with a biliopancreatic limb of 150cm and an alimentary limb of 100cm. Anatomical landmarks for gastric pouch creation are demonstrated. Emphasis is put on the adequate length measurement for both the biliopancreatic and alimentary limbs in order to ensure weight loss. The author also stresses the necessity to use appropriate staplers along with the ways to prevent stapler-related complications. He outlines his preference for specific suture material to close the enterotomy, and provides tips and tricks for the closure of the mesenteric defect and of Petersen’s space.