OBES SURG (2017) 27:3142–3148 DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2760-0 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Three-Trocar Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Standard Five-Trocar Technique: a Randomized Controlled Trial 1 2,3 4 3,5 Vincenzo Consalvo & Vincenzo Salsano & Gerardo Sarno & Iphigenie Chaze Published online: 15 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract was evaluated by a multidisciplinary team before surgery. Purpose Bariatric surgery is a treatment for morbid obesity. Two groups were created after application of the inclusion Different surgical procedures have been described in order to and exclusion criteria. The primary endpoint was to define obtain excess weight loss (EWL), but currently laparoscopic the features of early post-operative complications of patients sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed proce- in group 1 (the three-trocar technique—the experimental dure throughout the world. Reducing abdominal wall trauma group) compared to group 2 (five-trocar technique—the con- and increasing the aesthetic result are important goals for all trol group). The secondary endpoints were to evaluate any bariatric surgeons. We conducted a randomized, controlled differences between the two groups concerning post- trial in order to assess if the three-trocar sleeve gastrectomy operative pain and patients’ satisfaction with the aesthetic can be safely carried out or should be abandoned. results. Materials
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Published: Jun 15, 2017
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