The effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on morbid obesity and obesity-related comorbidities: A cohort study

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Cetinkunar S., Erdem H., Aktimur R., Aziret M., Ozdas S., Yurekli B. P. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.31, no.4, pp.202-206, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2015.2993
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-206


Objective: Bariatric surgery with multidisciplinary management is a more effective method to treat morbid obesity and obesity-related comorbidities compared with nonsurgical treatments. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) was initially performed as the first stage of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch in the super-obese population. In the past few years, however, LSG has been performed as a definitive procedure because of its promising early and midterm results. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of our initial LSG series of 73 patients on excess weight loss (EWL) and resolution of obesity-related comorbidities in short-term follow-up.