Obesity represents a growing threat to population health all over the world. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induces alteration of the esophagogastric angle due to surgery itself, hypotony of the lower esophageal sphincter after division of muscular sling fibers, decrease of the gastric volume and, consequently, increase of intragastric pressure; that’s why some patients have reflux after sleeve.
To describe a technique and preliminary results of sleeve gastrectomy with a Nissen fundoplication, in order to decrease reflux after sleeve.
In the current article we describe the technique step by step mostly focused on the creation of the wrap and it care.
This procedure was applied in a case of 45 BMI female of 53 years old, with GERD. An endoscopy was done demonstrating a hiatal hernia, and five benign polyps. A Nissen sleeve was performed due to its GERD, hiatal hernia and multiple polyps on the stomach. She tolerated well the procedure and was discharged home uneventfully 48 h after.
N-sleeve is a feasible and safe alternative in obese patients with reflux and hiatal hernia when Roux-en-Y gastric bypass it is not indicated.
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