PROSPECT provides clinicians with supporting arguments for and against the use of various interventions in postoperative pain based on published evidence and expert opinion. Clinicians must make judgements based upon the clinical circumstances and local regulations. At all times, local prescribing information for the drugs referred to must be consulted.
GoRs are assigned according to the overall LoE on which the recommendations are based, which is determined by the quality and source of evidence: Relationship between quality and source of evidence, levels of evidence and grades of recommendation.
The laparoscopic approach for sleeve gastrectomy is considered to be associated with reduced postoperative pain and morbidity as well as quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay compared with open surgery.
Perioperative pain treatment for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy should include, unless contraindicated: