Using Video Analysis to Understand and Improve Technical Quality in Bariatric Surgery
Purpose of Review
Bariatric surgery is the most effective and durable treatment for severe obesity. Operative technique for some bariatric procedures can be technically challenging and requires an advanced skill set. Variation in procedure type, operative technique, and surgeon skill can affect outcomes.
Most bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically, allowing for video recording and thus an opportunity to study videos for quality improvement.
Current strategies for utilizing surgical videos are discussed herein, along with our early experience and specific areas for future growth.
KeywordsBariatric surgery Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric bypass Outcomes Complications Technique Video assessment
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Conflict of Interest
Drs. Varban, Ghaferi and Dimick obtain salary support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
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