Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a stand-alone procedure for morbid obesity: Report of 1,000 cases and 3-year follow-up (Chile)
posted by Research Admin on 21 May 2012
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an emerging surgical technique with encouraging results. The objective of this study was to report surgical results after 1,000 consecutive LSG cases as a stand-alone procedure for morbid obesity during a 3-year follow-up.
After reviewing data obtained from a prospectively maintained database, patients' clinical charts, and phone interviews of all patients who underwent LSG in the authors' institution from December 2005 to February 2010, the authors concluded that LSG seems to be a safe and effective surgical technique for morbid obesity as a stand-alone procedure.
Boza, C., et al. (2012). Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a stand-alone procedure for morbid obesity: Report of 1,000 cases and 3-year follow-up. Obesity Surgery, 22(6), 866-871.
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