Role of buttressing is changing with the evolution of bariatric surgery
With the evolution of surgical technique and product technology, surgeons have options to use different types of buttress material
Patient outcomes can be impacted by choice of buttressing material
Addressing bleeding and leaking along the staple line should be a prioirity to optimize patient outcomes in bariatric surgery
Future role of buttressing in sleeve gastrectomies
Future innovations, such as use of robotic surgery for sleeve gastrectomy, creates additional opportunities for efficiency in managing leakage at the staple line with buttress material.
Director of Bariatric Surgery, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL
Alex Nagle, MD is in a fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Nagle has published and spoken on the topic of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. His particular research interests are in challenging patient cases in bariatric surgery.
Medical Director - GBMC Comprehesive Obesity Management Program Bariatrics & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Maryland
Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, FACS is part of the GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management (COMP) Program. She has performed over 2,500 bariatric surgeries at GBMC with exceptional results.
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. You is co-medical director of the comprehensive Robotic Surgery Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.