Journal of Bariatric Surgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61--67

Staple-line reinforcement in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Needful or excessive care?


Eduardo Lemos de Souza Bastos1, Almino Cardoso Ramos2 
1 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Marilia School of Medicine, Marilia, Brazil
2 Gastro-Obeso-Center - Advanced Institute for Metabolic Optimization, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Eduardo Lemos de Souza Bastos
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Marilia School of Medicine, Marilia
Brazil

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has achieved high approval rates as stand-alone weight loss procedure in recent years. Its safety and effectiveness have been clearly established by numerous published studies. On the other hand, there has been great concern about complications related to the long staple line, mainly bleeding and leaks. Although this concern is universal among bariatric surgeons, strategies to prevent complications related to the staple line are not consensual. Accordingly, staple-line reinforcement methods have been widely proposed in an attempt to reduce the risk of these adverse events. However, nonreinforced but technically well-performed staple line can also be a very safe option, saving operative time and procedure-related costs. Therefore, the purpose of this narrative review is to discuss current options for minimizing the risk of staple line-related bleeding and leaks in LSG, focusing on technical issues and reinforcement methods.


How to cite this article:
Bastos EL, Ramos AC. Staple-line reinforcement in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Needful or excessive care?.J Bariatr Surg 2022;1:61-67


How to cite this URL:
Bastos EL, Ramos AC. Staple-line reinforcement in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Needful or excessive care?. J Bariatr Surg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 29 ];1:61-67
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