Obesity Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 1481–1486 | Cite as

Gastric Stenosis After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Morbidly Obese Patients

  • Ana María BurgosEmail author
  • Attila Csendes
  • Italo Braghetto


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an effective bariatric procedure. The objective of this study is to describe a series of patients who were subjected to LSG and then developed gastric stenosis, with an emphasis on their treatment and a discussion of the possible underlying mechanisms. From January 2006 to October 2012, 717 patients with morbid obesity underwent LSG in our institution. Out of 717 patients, 571 (79.6 %) were women. The mean age was 36.9 years with a BMI of 37.3 kg/m2. Five patients (0.69 %) developed gastric stenosis. Treatment of the stenosis was endoscopic dilatations; however, one patient required a conversion to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Stenosis after LSG is rare but requires early diagnosis and treatment.


Sleeve gastrectomy Complication Morbid obesity Gastric stenosis Stricture 


Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana María Burgos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Attila Csendes
    • 1
  • Italo Braghetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Hospital University of ChileSantiagoChile

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