Obesity Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 1964–1969 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Use of Barbed Sutures in Bariatric Surgery. Review of the Literature

  • Manuel Ferrer-MárquezEmail author
  • Ricardo Belda-Lozano
  • Alberto Soriano-Maldonado
Review Article


Performing intracorporeal anastomoses and sutures is possibly the technique that requires the greater skill in laparoscopy. The emergence of new barbed sutures seems to facilitate the practice, with bariatric surgery (mainly in mixed and malabsorptive techniques) being one of the specialties that can most benefit from them. This review aims to evaluate barbed sutures’ use and safety in bariatric surgery. Barbed sutures might facilitate the practice by improving some aspects of surgery such as reproducibility and operative time, although further research is needed.


Barbed suture Laparoscopic anastomosis Laparoscopic knots Bariatric surgery 



A S-M was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (grant number FPU12/00963).

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Ferrer-Márquez
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ricardo Belda-Lozano
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alberto Soriano-Maldonado
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Bariatric SurgeryTorrecárdenas HospitalAlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryTorrecárdenas HospitalAlmeríaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sport SciencesUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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