Recently, laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has been proposed to minimize the invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery. We present our standardized technique of LESS adjustable gastric banding.Methods:
Data of 25 patients who underwent LESS adjustable gastric banding between March 2009 and January 2010 was reviewed retrospectively. All procedures were performed with multiple low-profile trocars through a single incision using conventional laparoscopic instruments.Results:
Mean operative time was 78 minutes. Mean blood loss was 8 mL and the median stay was 0.3 days (range, 0.1 to 3 d). No mortality was noted and there was 1 reoperation in the perioperative period due to stoma obstruction.Conclusions:
LESS adjustable gastric banding with traditional rigid instruments is feasible and safe but requires working with limited triangulation. Short-term outcomes are promising but long-term follow-up is needed in weighing in the potential benefits to the patient against the technical challenges that arise with this technique.