Techniques of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Mohamed R Ali, Harvey J. Sugerman, Eric J. Demaria

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Abstract

Morbid obesity represents a challenge to healthcare as the underlying source of numerous risks and significant expenditure. Gastric bypass surgery has been validated as a means of significant and reproducible reduction in weight. In the laparoscopic era, the minimally invasive approach has been applied to this procedure with promising results. In our technique, we divide the stomach to create a small gastric pouch drained by a retrocolic, retrogastric Roux-en-Y alimentary jejunal limb. The gastrojejunostomy is performed in 2 layers, an inner stapled layer and an outer sutured layer. We, like other groups, have found that laparoscopic gastric bypass provides similar efficacy to open gastric bypass, but offers improved patient acceptance, quality of life, and significantly less wound complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-104
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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