Aqeel Ashraf, BmedSc, BMBCh1, Haytham Alkhayat, FACS2, Khalid Alsharaf, FACS2, Mohammad Jamal, MBChBHons, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS3. 1McGill University, Resident in General Surgery, 2Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait., 3Kuwait University, Faculty of Medicine
Due to the growing prevalence of morbid obesity, procedures for weight loss, whether restrictive or malabsorptive, are of great importance. In addition, as a result of insufficient weight loss from such procedures, the need for revisional surgeries is also growing. Revisional bariatric surgeries are technically demanding, and when compared to the primary weight loss procedures, they carry a higher risk of complications.
In this video, we present the laparoscopic conversion of a gastric plication, which is still considered an investigational procedure, to a roux-en-y gastric bypass. The indication, pre-operative workup and post-operative course are outlined.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 94757
Program Number: V410
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 4
Presentation Type: VideoLoop