INTERNATIONAL IFSO BARIATRIC CHAMPIONSHIP: Which is the best procedure? Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy
Posted in Lectures on 10 January 2019
Ricardo V. Cohen (Brazil)
Rami E. Lutfi (USA)
Almino Ramos (Brazil)
Camilo Boza (Chile)
Moderated by Almino Ramos and Camilo Boza, Ricardo Cohen and Rami Lufti discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
For decades, RYGB remained the gold standard procedure in bariatric surgery, but in recent years, sleeve gastrectomy has become the bariatric procedure most performed worldwide. The latest figures on procedure incidence and its relevance are reviewed and discussed.
The efficacy of sleeve gastrectomy vs. gastric bypass in terms of weight loss and metabolic control, as well as postoperative complications, are also discussed.
Gastroesophageal reflux after sleeve gastrectomy,, late complications and weight regain after both techniques are also reviewed.