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Question 7#

The gastric sleeve procedure originated as part of what operation?

a. Esophageal resection
b. Billroth I gastrectomy
c. Duodenal switch
d. Resection of the gastric cardia

Correct Answer is C


The first stage of the duodenal switch procedure is creation of a gastric sleeve. This is intended to promote weight loss in morbidly obese candidates whose massive obesity creates an unacceptable risk of perioperative complications of a prolonged procedure. The gastric sleeve portion of the procedure was seen to be so effective that the second stage of the duodenal switch was sometimes postponed indefinitely, and the gastric sleeve became a treatment option alone.