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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|