Anastomotic techniques in open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: primary open surgery and converted proceduresOpen Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may be chosen because of known widespread adhesions or as a result of conversion during laparoscopic surgery. Although conversions are rare, they occur even in experienced hands. The gastrojejunostomy may be performed with a circular stapler (CS) or a linear stapler (LS) or may be entirely hand sewn (HS). Our aim was to study differences in outcomes regarding the anastomotic techniques utilized in open surgery.
Size really does matter—role of gastrojejunostomy in postoperative weight lossAlthough the published data have clearly related the size of the gastrojejunostomy anastomosis to the subsequent likelihood of a stricture, a correlation between the anastomosis size and postoperative weight loss has not previously been described.