Management of Linear Cutting Stapler Complications During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

Session: SS07
Program Number: V028

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