The First Report on Hybrid NOTES Adjustable Gastric Banding in Human
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 21, Number 4, April 2011 , pp. 524-527(4)
Abstract:Despite their current limitations, metabolic surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), set new horizons. In this article, the first three cases of adjustable gastric banding (AGB) through transvaginal access in obese women are described.
In the General and Vascular Surgery Department, Ceynowa Hospital, Poland, three cases of AGB through the transvaginal access in hybrid, laparoscopically assisted NOTES technique were performed. All patients were female with BMI range 35–37. A dual-channel endoscope and regular laparoscopic instruments were used.
The mean operating time was 110 min. Indometacin was given intravenously PRN for postoperative pain. None of the patients required more than 3 g of indometacin and for longer than 24 h postoperatively. None required opioids either. There was one major complication of iatrogenic damage to the ureter, which required subsequent hospitalisation and laparoscopic repair. Hospitalisation time was 2 days. During 2 months follow up, the mean weight loss was 15 kg. There were no malpositions of the band. There was no early mortality in the study group.
Feasibility of the proposed hybrid laparoscopically assisted NOTES adjustable gastric banding was proved. It is a technically demanding procedure, requiring appropriate endoscopic and laparoscopic skills. To avoid ureteric damage one should acquire safe colpotomy skills before commencing transvaginal NOTES operations.
Keywords: AGB; Adjustable gastric banding; Minimally invasive surgery; NOTES; Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery; Obesity surgery; Transvaginal NOTES; Transvaginal adjustable gastric banding
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: General and Vascular Surgery Department, Ceynowa Hospital, Jagalskiego 10, Wejherowo, 84-200, Poland, Email: email@example.com 2: General and Vascular Surgery Department, Ceynowa Hospital, Jagalskiego 10, Wejherowo, 84-200, Poland
Publication date: April 1, 2011