Obesity Surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 1306–1311 | Cite as

Gastric Leak After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Manuel Ferrer Márquez
  • Manuel Ferrer Ayza
  • Ricardo Belda Lozano
  • María del Mar Rico Morales
  • Jose Miguel García Díez
  • Ricardo Belda Poujoulet


Sleeve gastrectomy is a recently developed technique for treating morbid obesity. Since it is a simple procedure, the number of surgeons using it has grown in recent years. The patients who present fistulas after surgery often undergo a harrowing postoperative period as well as increased morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to assess the incidence, causes, diagnosis, management, and prevention of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.


Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric leak Morbid obesity 


Conflict of Interest Statement

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Ferrer Márquez
    • 1
  • Manuel Ferrer Ayza
    • 1
  • Ricardo Belda Lozano
    • 1
  • María del Mar Rico Morales
    • 1
  • Jose Miguel García Díez
    • 2
  • Ricardo Belda Poujoulet
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgery ServiceTorrecardenas HospitalAlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.Interventional RadiologyTorrecardenas HospitalAlmeríaSpain

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