Sleeve Gastrectomy more dangerous than MGB
Result The total study cohort contains more than 6000 patients. From January 2006 to December 2008, more than 500 sleeve gastrectomy procedures were performed in the 17 hospitals participating in the study. The mean body mass index (BMI) of all patients was 48.8 kg/m2. The BMI of patients undergoing SG was 54.5 kg/m2. In total, 73.8% of the patients were female and 26.2% of the patients were male. There were no significant differences between patients undergoing SG. The general complication rate after SG was 14.1%, and the surgical complication rate was 9.4%. The postoperative mortality rate was 1.4%.