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Difficult case of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after removal of a gastric band for morbid obesity

M Vix, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2009;09(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2725

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a redo surgery after gastric band removal is a challenging operation. Many technical problems are encountered during this procedure. Care must be taken in finding anatomical planes, understanding the type of adhesions and avoiding a gastric injury, especially in the region of the lower end of the esophagus. This video shows a difficult case of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy two months after the removal of a gastric band that was placed 10 years ago.