Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients

Yikes! Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients Staple line leak, bleeding, and abscess were observed in *** 4% (Leaks!) ***, 2.9% (bleeding), and 2.5% (abscess) of group A and 2.6% (Leaks!), 1.9% (bleeding), and 1.9% (abscess) of group B aAmplify’d from http://www.springerlink.com Clinical Report Routine Abdominal Drains after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A … Continue reading Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding : The high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates lead to the conclusion that LAGB should be performed in selected cases onlyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep;20(9):1206-14.Graft survival and complications after laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity--lessons learned from a 12-year experience.Naef M, Mouton WG, Naef U, Kummer O, Muggli … Continue reading Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Lap Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients

One hundred ten reoperations were necessary in 67 patients (52.3%): slippage or pouch dilatation in 25.8%, band migration in 3.9%, band intolerance in 6.2%, and 62 revisions due to port complications.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]Small-diameter Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.Matlach J, … Continue reading Lap Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Problems

Late complications (>30 days) occurred in **40.1%** (67/167), of whom seven were minor and 60 were major complications (three band infections, two band migrations, 11 band leakages, two slippings/pouch dilatations, two band intolerances, and 40 esophageal dilatations). The overall re-operation rate was 20.4% (34/167) high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates lead to the conclusion … Continue reading Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Problems

Leak After Sleeve Gastrectomy

Early complications were noted in 23 cases (10.0%), including 10 cases of leak (4.3%) and 10 cases of hemorrhage (4.3%). In 17 cases (7.4%) reoperations were performed.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Endosc. 2010 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]Impact of surgeon experience and buttress material on postoperative complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.Daskalakis M, Berdan Y, Theodoridou S, … Continue reading Leak After Sleeve Gastrectomy

NOTES Not Ready for Widespread Use

Note to Surgeons: NOTES Not Ready for Widespread Use Daniel M. Keller, PhD October 7, 2010 (Washington, DC) — Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is not ready for prime time. That was the overwhelming consensus of a roomful of surgeons gathered here at a session of the American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical … Continue reading NOTES Not Ready for Widespread Use

Sleeve Gastrectomy; Leak Rate 4%!

Sleeve Gastrectomy; Leak Rate 4%!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2010 Oct;20(5):351-6.Revisional surgery after sleeve gastrectomy.Lacy A, Obarzabal A, Pando E, Adelsdorfer C, Delitala A, Corcelles R, Delgado S, Vidal J.*Department of Surgery †Department Endocrinology, ICMDM, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.AbstractINTRODUCTION: Worldwide, morbid obesity incidence has increased dramatically in the last decade and … Continue reading Sleeve Gastrectomy; Leak Rate 4%!

Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.

Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. One hundred ten reoperations were necessary in 67 patients (52.3%): slippage or pouch dilatation in 25.8%, band migration in 3.9%, band intolerance in 6.2%, and 62 revisions due to port complications.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]Small-diameter Bands … Continue reading Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.

Lap Band Failure in Switzerland

The ** high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates ** lead to the conclusion that LAGB should be performed in selected cases only, until reliable criteria for patients at low risk for long-term complications are developed.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep;20(9):1206-14.Graft survival and complications after laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity--lessons learned from a 12-year … Continue reading Lap Band Failure in Switzerland