- Open 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.
- Although 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.