Duodenal–jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy versus the sleeve gastrectomy procedure alone: the role of duodenal exclusion

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      Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has become accepted as a stand-alone procedure as a less complex operation than laparoscopic duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (DJB-SG).


      The aim of this study was to compare one-year results between DJB-SG and SG.


      University hospital.


      A total of 89 patients who received a DJB-SG surgery were matched with a group of SG that were equal in age, sex, and body mass index (BMI). Complication rates, weight loss, and remission of co-morbidities were evaluated after 12 months.


      The mean preoperative patient BMI in the DJB-SG and SG groups was similar. There were more patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the DJB-SG group than in the SG group. The mean operative time and length of hospital stay (LOS) were significantly longer in the DJB-SG group than in the SG group. At 12 months after surgery, the BMI was lower and excess weight loss higher in DJB-SG than SG. Remission of T2DM was greater in the DJB-SG group. Low-density lipoprotein, total cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome (MS) improved after operation in both groups.


      In this study DJB-SG was superior to SG in T2DM remission, triglyceride improvement, excess weight loss, and lower BMI at 1 year after surgery. Adding duodenal switch to sleeve gastrectomy increases the effect of diabetic control and MS resolution.


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