The hidden endoscopic burden of sleeve gastrectomy and its comparison with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

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The hidden endoscopic burden of sleeve gastrectomy and its comparison with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (EN)

Hodson, James
Steed, Helen
Arndtz, Katherine; Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands
Manjunath, Srikantaiah

Background This study aimed to assess the endoscopic burden of bariatric surgical procedures at our trust. This is an enhanced parallel study to “Th e Hidden Endoscopic burden of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass” published in Frontline Gastroenterology in 2013 incorporating the data for sleeve gastrectomy and comparison with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB).Methods This is a retrospective study that included 211 patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy over a 34-month period. We utilized previously collected data for the RYGB patient cohort which included 553 patients over a 29-month period. We searched our hospital endoscopic database for patients who underwent post-operative endoscopy for indications related to their surgery.Results 16.6% of the sleeve gastrectomy patients required post-operative endoscopy, of whom 11.4% underwent therapeutic procedures. This compares to 20.4% of the RYGB cohort of whom 50.4% needed therapeutic procedures (P<0.001). 1.9% of sleeve gastrectomy patients encountered a post-operative staple line leak and collectively required 29 endoscopic procedures. One patient also developed stricturing (0.47%) requiring 18 pneumatic dilatations. 11.4% of the RYGB cohort developed an anastomotic stricture requiring 57 balloon dilatation procedures. To date, these procedures have accumulated an equivalent cost of €159,898 in endoscopy tariff s, or €177 per RYGB and €373 per sleeve gastrectomy performed.Conclusions Bariatric surgery can have signifi cant implications in terms of patient morbidity and financial cost. Having a local bariatric surgery service increases the demand for endoscopic procedures in our hospital, both in investigating for and dealing with post-operative complications. Provision of extra resources and expertise needs to be taken into account.Keywords Endoscopy, obesity, bariatric surgery, gastrectomyAnn Gastroenterol 2016; 29 (1): 44-49 (EN)

Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Gastroenterologiki Company (EN)

2016-01-08


Annals of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 29, No 1 (2016); 44 (EN)



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