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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for super obese patients: forty-eight percent excess weight loss after 6 to 8 years with 93% follow-up.

Authors
  • Eid, George M
  • Brethauer, Stacy
  • Mattar, Samer G
  • Titchner, Rebecca L
  • Gourash, William
  • Schauer, Philip R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2012
Volume
256
Issue
2
Pages
262–265
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31825fe905
PMID: 22791102
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study reports the longest follow-up of LSG patients thus far and supports the effectiveness, safety, and durability of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a definitive therapeutic option for severe obesity, even in high-risk, high-BMI patients.

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