Gerald N Goodman

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There has been only one previous report on pregnancies following gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity. In this study 57 such pregnancies were compared to a group of control pregnancies occurring in morbidly obese women before their bypass surgery. There was a significantly lower incidence of hypertension and large-for-gestational-age infants(More)
BACKGROUND Open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) has proven to be an effective method for weight control for the morbidly obese patient. With technologic and surgical skill advancement in the application of laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic RYGBP has also been found to be of value in surgical control of obesity. Risk/benefit ratios in comparison of the 2(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who suffer with gastroesophageal reflux Disease (GERD) endure a worsening of symptoms as their weight increases. When medical treatment of this condition in the morbidly obese patients fails, surgical intervention may be indicated. Choosing a procedure which not only helps achieve weight control but which also relieves symptoms and(More)
After defining pathological obesity and describing the technical methods used for gastric bypass, a series of 1158 surgical cases is analysed. Discussion, supported by a review of the literature, involved post-operative mortality and morbidity, mid-term results and patient selection criteria. In the light of the results obtained, it would no longer appear(More)
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