Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi-Chaker Hospital 3029 Sfax, Tunisia.


Our study aimed to clarify the relationship between obesity and the risk of postoperative morbidity following LESS appendectomy. We performed a retrospective review of all patients who underwent LESS appendectomy from January 2013 to December 2016.LESS appendectomy was performed in 109 patients during the study period. Among these patients, 17 (15.6%) were obese.There were no significant differences in operative time, postoperative length of stay, surgical site infections, emergency department visits, or readmissions among nonobese and obese groups. In conclusion,obesity did not have any impact on the intraoperative course or short-term postoperative complications after LESS appendectomy.