Although all bariatric procedures improve non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in metabolically sick obese patients, it remains unclear whether different procedures achieve similar effects. Some studies show that the Sleeve Gastrectomy appears to improve the liver function test better than the Gastric bypass in well-matched obese patients with both elevated ALT and T2DM. This suggests that a Sleeve gastrectomy may have a better effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than a Gastric bypass with similar effects on glycemic control.
AIS Channel is constantly working to broadcast the most interesting and exciting bariatric and colorectal operations for all the surgeons around the world. This is a summary of the first part of 2016.
Sigmoid volvulus is presented usually in elderly patients with some kind of neurological affection. It is produced when a redundant colon get twisted over its mesentery as the axis resulting in an acute or subacute obstruction. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment may prevent severe complications and allow surgical treatment by MIS when is required.
The surgical treatment of rectal cancer should be tailored depending on patient´s and tumor’s characteristics. Modern approaches pushes the limits and overcome old boundaries to deliver similar or better results and a minimum of aggression.