Obesity surgery: Roux-en-Y and gastric band procedures

Benjamin Edward Schneider, Daniel B. Jones, David A. Provost

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Mason and Ito introduced the original concept of the gastric bypass for weight reduction in 1967. Subsequent refinements led from the open loop gastric bypass to ultimately the development of the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reported by Wittgrove. Advantages of the laparoscopic approach as compared to open include diminished rates of wound infection, hernia, and pulmonary complications. Other advantages include shorter length of stay and return to activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030655
ISBN (Print)0824746228, 9780824746223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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