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

  • Author(s): Nguyen, NT
  • Ho, HS
  • Mayer, KL
  • Palmer, L
  • Wolfe, BM
  • et al.
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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.

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