Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A case report at one-year follow- up

Philip R. Schauer, Sayeed Ikramuddin, William F. Gourash

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Abstract

Surgery is the only treatment for morbid obesity that has been proven to achieve a significant long-term weight loss. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure has been performed for the treatment of morbid obesity over the past two decades with excellent results. Wound complications and perioperative morbidity remain unresolved problems of the procedure. A laparoscopic approach to this procedure has great potential to minimize the complications of this highly effective technique. We describe a laparoscopically performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a 28-year-old woman with morbid obesity. The technique described here preserves the anatomic construct of the operation but introduces the benefit of the laparoscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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