VOLUME 39 | ISSUE 2 | MARCH-APRIL 2019

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Long-term outcomes after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Kuwait

Laila Khalid AlKhaldi,a Nadia Ahmad AlSaffar,a Fajer AlHamdan,a Rawan Almutairi,a Maryam Hajj Alipour,a Eliana Al Haddad,b Salman AlSabahb

From the aDepartment of Medicine, Kuwait Ministry of Health, Kuwait; bDepartment of Surgery, Kuwait Ministry of Health, Kuwait 

How to cite this article:

AlKhaldi LK, AlSaffar NA, AlHamdan F, Almutairi R, Alipour MH, Al Haddad E, et al. Long-term outcomes after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Kuwait. Ann Saudi Med 2019; 39(2): 100-103.

Abstract

 

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been established as an effective means of weight loss. Multiple studies report LSG as a cost-effective procedure with few perioperative complications.

 

OBJECTIVES: Report long-term weight changes after LSG in a single center in Kuwait.

 

DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected 5-8 years after surgery.

 

SETTING: A single medical center.

 

PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients that had undergone LSG between December 2008 and December 2011.

 

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Weight changes, short-term complications following surgery (within one month).

 

SAMPLE SIZE: 187.

 

RESULTS: The mean age at the time of the surgery was 36.5 (10.3) years. Females composed 71.6% of this study population.Two patients (1.1%) presented with a leak within 30 days of the surgery. Twenty-one (11.2%) patients underwent revisional bariatric surgery after LSG. Mean (SD) BMI decreased from 47.1 (8.3) kg/m2 before surgery to 34.3 (7) kg/m2 5-8 years after surgery. Mean (SD) body weight decreased from 126.3 (25.3) kg to 91.6 (19.9) kg 5-8 years following LSG. The mean excess body weight loss was 58.8% (29.2%).

 

CONCLUSION: LSG is a bariatric procedure with low complications and mortality in relation to other forms of bariatric surgery. It is associated with a significant improvement in weight loss in the long term.

 

LIMITATIONS: Recall bias due to the nature of collecting the data, small sample size.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: None.

 

 

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