OBES SURG (2017) 27:3320–3326 DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2941-x HOW I DO IT Tamer N. Abdelbaki Published online: 29 September 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract 79.8 kg ± 2, respectively. The mean percentage excess weight Background/introduction Several reports have discussed the loss at 3, 6, and 12 months were 39.5 ± 4.6, 64.5 ± 5, and potential for reducing port access in laparoscopic sleeve gas- 69.8 ± 6%, respectively. trectomy (LSG); however, each approach had its innate set- Conclusion BLSG was found to be potentially safe, feasible, backs. Aiming at improving the aesthetic outcome, we report and effective with a favorable aesthetic outcome; it could pos- a novel approach to the LSG where we place the trocars at the sibly be offered to a select group of patients that are conscious bikini line in what we described as bikini line sleeve gastrec- about their scar appearance. tomy (BLSG). Methods The present work is a prospective, pilot study on the . . . Keywords Sleeve gastrectomy Minimal scar Bikini line use of BLSG in patients, during the period between April and Less invasive No scar October 2016. Exclusion criteria included the following: large hiatal hernia, upper abdominal surgery, and xiphi-umbilical, xiphi-symphysis
Obesity Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 29, 2017
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