Mini Review
Volume 5 Issue 5 - 2021
Post Sleeve Gastrectomy Gall Stones
Ahmed Abd El Aal Sultan*
Assistant Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Abd El Aal Sultan, Assistant Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: February 22, 2021; Published: April 27, 2021


Background: Sleeve gastrectomy is the most common bariatric procedures done nowadays. The efficacy of sleeve gastrectomy in reducing weight is high with low complications in long term follow up, in comparison with other bariatric procedures.

However, based on long term follow up, formation of gallstones in considerable number of patients subjected to sleeve gastrectomy is observed. This observation is under study and statistical analysis. Reduction in weight by more than 25% in short time is probably the cause for cholelithiasis and gall stone formation whether symptomatic or not. The current review addresses two main research questions: “Is it better to do prophylactic cholecystectomy during sleeve gastrectomy or not? and “Does the gall bladder harbor stones or not”? These questions are to be answered in the light of what is the best with least complications for the patient.

Conclusion: Sleeve gastrectomy is still the saver with the least late, yet it may result in formation of gall stones which may be silent or symptomatic. Cholecystectomy should not be done prophylactic during sleeve gastrectomy to keep the procedure safer with less hospital stay, less complications and marked reduction in postoperative pain with no biliary complications.


Keywords: Sleeve Gastrectomy; Gall Stones; Cholecystectomy; Postoperative Pain


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Citation: Ahmed Abd El Aal Sultan., et al. “Post Sleeve Gastrectomy Gall Stones”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.5 (2021): 11-13.

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