The Use of a T-tube to Manage Leak After Sleeve Gastrectomy

Matthew Y Lin, MD, Ankit Sarin, MD, Stanley J Rogers, MD, Andrew M Posselt, MD, Jonathan T Carter, MD. University of California, San Francisco



Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is gaining momentum as an alternative option to Roux-en-y gastric bypass in bariatric surgery. Post-operative leaks, albeit rare (~4%), can be quite devastating. While it is widely accepted that early diagnosis and control of a leak offers the best chance of resolution and survival, the modalities to achieve this is not well-defined. We present a high definition video in which a novel technique involving a latex t-tube is used to control a post-sleeve gastrectomy leak.

Session Number: SS08 – Videos: Obesity Surgery
Program Number: V005

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