Cynthia Weber, MD, Mujjahid Abbas, MD. University Hospitals of Cleveland
In our video we describe a unique approach to a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy that utilizes only 3 ports. The advantage of this technique is that the surgeon is able to perform the operation without the help of a skilled assistant. As such it can be performed in a community hospital setting without difficulty. This approach eliminates the need for the left upper quandrant port as well as the liver retractor; thus reducing the number of incisions, lowering postoperative pain, and reducing cost. The surgeon provides all of the necessary retraction and countraction. At our institution we have safely and efficiently performed over 25 sleeve gastrectomies using this technique.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 94616
Program Number: V370
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 4
Presentation Type: VideoLoop