Santoro’s operation is a sleeve gastrectomy with transit bipartition. The operation aims to maintain passage to the duodenum to minimize nutritional deficiency. This procedure is rapidly changed to single anastomosis sleeve ileal (SASI) bypass. SAS-J bypass is a modification of SASI with a short biliary limb.
This study is a retrospective study of prospectively collected data. The study includes a comprehensive review of 1986 patients who underwent SAS-J bypass over 6 years. The total number is used to evaluate the perioperative data. One- and two-year follow-up was used to evaluate weight loss and comorbidities; follow-up of more than 5 years was used to obtain long-term results.
In this study, 70.4% of patients were female and 29.6% were male. The mean body mass index (BMI) was 44.7. The mean age was 42 years. Regarding comorbidities, 25.8% of the patients had type 2 diabetes, 31% were hypertensive, 14.2% had sleep apnea syndrome, 6.6% had gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and 39.6% had hyperlipidemia. Of the 1294 patients who complete one-year follow up, %EWL reached 87%. Blood glucose levels were normalized in 98.5% of patients, hypertension remitted in 93%, hyperlipidemia improved in 97%, SAS is improved in all cases, and GERD improved in 89% of patients. After 5 years, 94 patients’ BMI decreased from 44.3 to 28.3 without significant nutritional deficiency.
Laparoscopic SAS-J bypass is an effective and simple alternative bariatric procedure at short- and long-term follow-up.

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