Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

N. T. Nguyen, H. S. Ho, K. L. Mayer, L. Palmer, B. M. Wolfe

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Abstract

Surgery is currently the only effective treatment for morbid obesity. The two most commonly accepted operations are the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical banded gastroplasty. Although multiple authors have reported on a laparoscopic approach to gastric banding, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a complex operation to be replicated using laparoscopic techniques. In this article, we describe our technique of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using a laparoscopic approach in four cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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