- 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.
- The changes in the transcriptomic profiling of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) when weight loss stabilizes after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are still largely unknown.
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) as treatment of morbid obesity results in substantial weight loss. Most published long-term studies have included few patients at the last follow-up point. The aim of the present study was to explore long-term results in a large cohort of patients 7–17 years after gastric bypass.
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is 1 of the most common procedures performed for severe obesity. Incidental anatomic abnormalities found at surgery are uncommon and can require an alternative operative approach. We present a video case report of a patient incidentally found to have midgut congenital malrotation at LRYGB.
- The prevalence of both gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and obesity has increased significantly during the past 25 years, and an association between the 2 has been demonstrated [1–6]. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of GERD and to offer significant advantages compared with long-term medical therapy [7–12]. However, it might have decreased efficacy in morbidly obese patients [13,14]. Thus, an increasing number of patients might require a bariatric procedure after previous Nissen fundoplication, whether for weight loss or recurrent reflux .
- Bariatric surgery has experienced unprecedented growth in the United States during the last 10 years . Compared with the late 1980s and early 1990s, when approximately 15,000 bariatric operations were performed each year, in 2003 more than 100,000 bariatric operations were performed in the United States. This growth in bariatric surgery, the fastest-growing major operation in the United States, can be explained by 3 factors: (1) the 4-decades-old epidemic of obesity, (2) steadily improving outcomes for several bariatric operations, and (3) the introduction of laparoscopic bariatric surgery with improved perioperative outcomes.