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Purpose: We evaluated early results of this new procedure of transit loop bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy (TLB-SG), making a comparison with transit bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy.

Materials and Methods: Between January 2017 and September 2017, 22 patients have undergone transit bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy or TLB-SG surgery in our clinic. Patients' body mass index, excess body mass index loss, and HOMA-IR were calculated before and after the surgical operation. The values of c-peptide, HgA1C, insulin, blood sugar, albumin, Hg, urea, creatinine, calcium, total cholesterol, 25-hydroxy vitamin D, and vitamin B12 were evaluated retrospectively.

Results: Vitamin and mineral deficiency, malnutrition, and anemia were not observed in both groups during the follow-up process. The operation time was shorter in the TLB-SG operation. Both groups were found to be effective at the expected level in terms of weight loss, diabetes remission, and improvement.

Conclusions: TLB-SG is a more effective and simpler method, becoming a candidate for being the most frequently performed surgical operation, in the field of metabolic surgery.

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