Experience in weight loss terms after Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a private bariatric center in México

DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/GT9KF

Suárez Ortega AJ. et al. Experience in weight loss terms after Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a private bariatric center of México. Am J Med Surg. February 2022; 7(1). 25-28

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) are an effective solution for obesity in the Mexican population.

OBJECTIVE: To determine weight loss after bariatric surgery in a private center at a twelve-month follow-up.

METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analysis of patients admitted for bariatric surgery between January 2014 and December 2019 was performed. Total weight loss (%TWL) and excess weight loss (%EWL) were measured.

RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients underwent LSG, and two hundred ninety-nine patients underwent LRYGB. For LSG patients the mean %TWL achieved was 28.7 ± 7.8, the proportion of patients with successful weight loss (%TWL ˃10%) were 97% (n=37). The %EWL at the end of the period was 78.4 ± 23.6, the proportion of patients with successful excess weight loss (%EWL ˃50%) were 94% (n=36). For LRYGB the mean %TWL achieved was 30.6 ± 7.1, the proportion of patients with successful weight loss (%TWL ˃20%) were 95% (n=284). The %EWL at the end of the period was 78.3 ± 19.3, the proportion of patients with successful excess weight loss (%EWL ˃50%) were 93% (n=278).

CONCLUSIONS: Both, LGS and LRYGB are very effective weight loss procedures for our patients, showing favorable outcomes in terms of %TWL and %EWL at a 12-month follow-up. Both groups of patients showed excellent results, however further prospective studies with longer follow-up periods are needed to confirm our conclusions.

 

KEY WORDS: Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve