Jejunoileal bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity

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With a reported mortality rate of less than 0.5%, and an immediate morbidity of 2% to 4%, jejunoileal bypass may result in a more significant weight loss than can be achieved with gastric bypass. Jejunoileal bypass cannot be outeaten, whereas gastric bypass can. Careful attention to preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative procedures will protect most jejunoileal bypass patients from both the side effects and complications of this surgical technique, allowing the morbidly obese to achieve the maximum benefit from intestinal bypass with fewer adverse results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980

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