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Patients Lose 56% Of Their Excess Weight 5 Years After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:20 am Email this article
Patients who had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, a surgical procedure that removes two-thirds of the stomach, had lost 56% of their excess bodyweight 5 years after surgery.
Approximately 20% had complete remission of their diabetes and 46% had remission of their hypertension 5 years after surgery.
Golomb I, Ben David M, Glass A, Kolitz T, and Keidar A. Long-term Metabolic Effects of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. JAMA Surg, 2015 Aug 5; http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2422341.
Author’s Contact Info
Andrei Keidar, MD
Bariatric Clinic and
Department of Surgery
Rabin Medical Center
Petah Tikva, Israel
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