Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a guide to postoperative anatomy and complications

Abdom Imaging. 2011 Aug;36(4):363-71. doi: 10.1007/s00261-011-9742-9.


The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review the surgical technique, postoperative anatomy, and potential complications of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. As the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy becomes an increasingly popular bariatric surgery, it is important for radiologists to familiarize themselves with the procedure and possible complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gastrectomy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed