Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076


Early Metabolic Outcome After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Morbid Obese Patients

Tamer M Said *,Karim Sabry ,Gehan H Eweida

Background :Morbid Obesity (BMI > 40 kg/m2) is a substantial health problem that is related to many metabolic disorders including diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and several cardiovascular diseases. This study we aimed to investigate the early metabolic changes which occur after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Methods: One hundred morbid obese patients (65 females and 35 males) aged between 18 to 50 years with BMI range between 40-50 kg/m2 were enrolled in this study. Patients were followed up after 3 and 6 months post operation to monitor their BMI, serum glucose level, insulin, serum cholesterol level, triglycerides and systolic blood pressure.

Results :A significant correlation was found between the percent decrease in BMI and the percent decrease in the measured metabolic parameters especially cholesterol and triglycerides levels at three and six months postoperatively.

Conclusion: From the above results we can conclude that LSG is not only an effective bariatric procedure for loss of weight but also it plays and important and effective role in correction of metabolic disturbance associated to obesity especially diabetes type 2 very early after the operation.

Statistically analysis used: Continuous variables are expressed as mean and Standard Deviation. Categorical variables are expressed as frequencies and percent. All statistical procedures were carried out using SPSS version 15 for Windows (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA).