Intraoperative Transection of Orogastric Tube During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Monica Sethi, MD, Patricia Chui, MD, PHD, Manish Parikh, MD. NYU School of Medicine

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is rapidly becoming one of the most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedures. With the increase in frequency of this procedure, surgeons should be knowledgeable about its complications and anesthesiologists need to be familiar with the intraoperative technique. This video presents the case of an intraoperative transection of an orogastric tube during LSG, and its subsequent operative and postoperative management.

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