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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Why has Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy become the Most Accomplished Bariatric Procedure?

  • Open or Close Eduardo Lemos De Souza Bastos1,2*

    1 Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Brazil

    2 Scientific Coordinator of the Gastro-Obeso-Center, Brazil

    *Corresponding author:Eduardo Lemos De Souza Bastos, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Marilia Medical School (FAMEMA), Brazil

Submission: February 19, 2019Published: April 25,2019

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2019.02.000548

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume2 Issue4


Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has experienced exponential growth in the last decade, now becoming the most common bariatric procedure worldwide. In my point of view, the prime reason for this current popularity may be the excellent results regarding weight loss, control of obesity-related comorbidities and quality of life achieved through a faster, technically less demanding surgical procedure.

Abbreviations: LSG: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy; IFSO: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity; RYGB: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass;

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