Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy: Endoscopic and Surgical Solutions

Monday, November 11, 2013 | EST

Location: A302

Co-Directors: Shanu N. Kothari, MD, FACS, and Dean J. Mikami, MD, FACS

CME Credits Available: 3.75

Course Overview and Target Audience

Sleeve gastrectomy continues to increase in popularity as a primary bariatric procedure. This didactic and video-based course is intended to teach surgeons and residents how to avoid and manage sleeve gastrectomy complications. This course will take the form of didactic and video sessions providing the participants with extensive technical pearls and video images from world-renowned experts in the field of bariatric surgery. The participants will be able to engage with the faculty using the audience interactive system.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the various laparoscopic techniques to minimize complications associated with sleeve gastrectomy
  • Define techniques for the endoscopic management of complications from sleeve gastrectomy
  • Define techniques for open or laparoscopic management of complications from sleeve gastrectomy


Time Topic Faculty
Dean J. Mikami, MD, FACS

Session I: Technical Pearls of Sleeve Gastrectomy: How to Prevent Complications

8:15am Techniques to Minimize Complications
Bradley J. Needleman, MD, FACS
8:30am Lessons Learned after 1500 Sleeve Gastrectomies to Reduce Reflux
Jorge Daes, MD
8:45am Sleeve Gastrectomy: Oversewing and Other Techniques to Improve Outcomes
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
9:00am Sleeve Gastrectomy: Bougie Size, Does it Really Matter?
Jacques Himpens, MD

Session II: Management of Complication After Sleeve Gastrectomy

9:35am Endoluminal Stents for Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks
Sabrena Noria, MD, PhD
9:50am Endoluminal Suturing
Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
10:05am BREAK
10:20am Surgical Management of Sleeve Leaks
Camilo Boza, MD
10:40am Management of Acute vs. Chronic Sleeve Obstruction
Michel Gagner, MD
11:00am Interesting Cases from the US
Santiago Horgan, MD
11:20am Interesting Cases from Canada
John Hagen, MD, FRCS
11:40am Management of Weight Loss Failure after Sleeve Gastrectomy
Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:00pm ADJOURN