Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy for Bmi < 50

Introduction: Since its introduction, the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LVG) has rapidly gained popularity as a treatment modality for morbid obesity. The benefits of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy include a low complication rate, the avoidance of foreign material, maintenance of normal gastro-intestinal continuity, the absence of malabsorption and the ability to convert to multiple other operations for weight loss failure or recidivism. We reviewed our experience with the LVG as the primary treatment modality for morbidly obese patients with a BMI

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Program Number: P057

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