Medivac to Save a Saudi Girl from Gastric Sleeve Complications

Urgent endoscopy brought her back to life

Obesity and Bariatric Surgeons at King Saud Medical City (KSMC) rescued a girl in her 20s from gastric sleeve complications on Thursday, 7th September.

Saudi Health said that upon arrival, the patient underwent clinical examinations that showed ascites and leakage within the abdomen. Surgeons decided to make a quick intervention with endoscopy. Three holes (1 cm each) were opened in the abdomen to cut adhesions, drain the abscess, put tubes to drain extra fluid and place a stent orally.

The patient was moved to the ICU for follow-up until full recovery and discharge.

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