Usah Khrucharoen, Yen-Yi Juo, Yijun Chen, Erik Dutson. UCLA
While no significant difference in weight-loss efficacy or safety has been demonstrated between a medial-to-lateral and a lateral-to-medial approach for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, our institutional experience of over 900 patients suggested several technical advantages of the medial-to-lateral approach. In the current video, we seek to demonstrate the superior visualization of the gastric anatomy when the stomach was transected prior to division of the short gastric vessels. In addition, a more intuitive visual-spatial understanding of the location of the antrum in relation to the gastric body and incisura angularis could be achieved. Finally, we seek to demonstrate our technique of triangulation, using the greater omental attachment as a retraction handle to facilitate the division of the stomach.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 91953
Program Number: V259
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 2
Presentation Type: VideoLoop