Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
- Author(s): Nguyen, NT
- Ho, HS
- Mayer, KL
- Palmer, L
- Wolfe, BM
- et al.
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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