Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for super/super obesity

Ninh T. Nguyen, Hung S Ho, Levi S. Palmer, Bruce M. Wolfe

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Laparoscopic gastric bypass has been recently introduced as an alternative method to conventional open gastric bypass. This procedure has been generally limited to patients with a BMI <60 kg/m2 due to the possible technical limitations of the laparoscopic instruments. In this article, we present a patient with super/super obesity (61 kg/m2) who underwent Roux- en-Y gastric bypass using the laparoscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Super/super obesity
  • Weight reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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