Micronutrient Status Assessment in Saudi Patients Prior to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Retrospective Study.


  • Rimah SALEEM Alfaisal University
  • Majed M. RAMADAN
  • Muhammad S. SHEIK
  • Juhaina S. BAHAMAN
  • Samah ZARROL
  • Ghada GARAWEEN



Palabras clave:

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, BMI, weight loss, Obesity, blood profile.


Objective: This study aimed to investigate demographic trends and characteristics of Saudi patients undergoing LSG in different regions of the country.

Methods: We retrospectively collected preoperative data from 285 patients who underwent LSG between 2016 and 2021 at a tertiary care centre. Patients' demographic data including the body mass index (BMI) and blood profiles before LSG, were analysed.

Results: The mean patient age was 46 years, and the mean preoperative BMI was 36.50 kg/m2. Females comprised more than two-thirds of the patients (69%). Among the pre-operative blood parameters, haemoglobin and vitamin B1 deficiency were noticeable in both sexes.

Conclusion: This predictive analysis could assist surgeons in identifying common deficiencies and expected post-surgical micronutrient deficiencies relevant to undesirable complications.


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SALEEM, R., M. RAMADAN, M., S. SHEIK, M., S. BAHAMAN, J., ZARROL, S., GARAWEEN, G., & ALHUSSEINI, N. K. (2023). Micronutrient Status Assessment in Saudi Patients Prior to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Retrospective Study. Nutrición Clínica Y Dietética Hospitalaria, 43(4). https://doi.org/10.12873/434saleem