Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 3251–3257 | Cite as

Five-year results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of severe obesity

  • David Nocca
  • Marcelo Loureiro
  • El Mehdi Skalli
  • Marius Nedelcu
  • Audrey Jaussent
  • Melanie Deloze
  • Patrick Lefebvre
  • Jean Michel Fabre



Since 2011, the most used bariatric technique in France has been the sleeve gastrectomy. There are still few studies exploring the medium and long-term results of this technique.


To describe medium–long-term (5 years) results of a cohort of CHU Montpellier experience in sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity.


All patients that underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) from January 2005 to June 2013 were included in this study.


A total of 1050 patients were operated. 72.86% were women. The mean preoperative BMI was 44.58 kg/m2 (±7.71). A total of 183 patients (18.5%) were super-obese (BMI > 50 kg/m2). LSG was proposed as primary procedure, and also after failure of adjustable gastric banding in 169 patients (16.9%) or after vertical banded gastroplasty in 7 cases (0.7%). There were 38 postoperative gastric fistulas (3.8%) and 3 of them required some kind of bypass to be definitively treated. There were also 34 hemorrhages (3.4%) of which 21 were reoperated for hemostasis. Two gastric stenoses at the angulus (0.2%) were managed with dilation or RYGB. Overall reoperative rate was 6.8%. One patient died of pulmonary embolism. Most common late complication was GERD (39.1%). After 3, 4 and 5 years of LSG, the average of %EBL was, respectively, 75.95% (±29.16) (382 patients), 73.23% (±31.08) (222 patients) and 69.26% (±30.86) (144 patients). The success rate at 5 years was 65.97% (95 patients). The improvement or remission of comorbidities was found, respectively, in 88.4 and 57.2% of diabetic patients; 76.9 and 19.2% for hypertensive patients and 98 and 85% for patients with sleep apnea syndrome.


LSG is a bariatric surgery technique that presents a very good risk/benefit ratio. Five-year results are very convincing. GERD is the main long-term complication.


Sleeve gastrectomy Bariatric surgery Laparoscopy Hemorrhage Gastroesophageal reflux Leak 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Nocca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcelo Loureiro
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • El Mehdi Skalli
    • 2
  • Marius Nedelcu
    • 2
  • Audrey Jaussent
    • 2
  • Melanie Deloze
    • 2
  • Patrick Lefebvre
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean Michel Fabre
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Montpellier 1MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.CHU de MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Mestrado em BiotecnologiaUniversidade PositivoCuritibaBrazil

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