Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
This chapter describes the surgical procedure for laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) as performed using a standard laparoscopic approach. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, necessary equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: port placement, dissection of the greater curvature of the stomach (i.e., ligation of the greater omentum), creation of the gastric sleeve, and removal of gastric remnant.