Koji Park, MD, John N Afthinos, MD, David Lee, MD, Ninan Koshy, MBBS, Julio A Teixeira, MD FACS. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY
We demonstrate and discuss the management of intraoperative complications of linear cutting staplers used during a sleeve gastrectomy. The first case demonstrates the management of a locked stapler which could not be opened intracorporeally, while the second case demonstrates the management of the transection of a nasogastric tube during the sleeve gastrectomy. We focus on the approach to releasing the trapped nasogastric tube from the staple line.
Program Number: V028