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BACKGROUND Internal hernia is a known complication after gastric bypass, especially when performed laparoscopically. The aim of this study was to see when internal hernias occur in relation to weight loss and time course after surgery. Furthermore, we wish to examine the impact of Roux limb positioning ante- versus retrocolic and whether switching to(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize our experience with small-bowel obstructions after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. DESIGN Retrospective record review. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS One hundred five consecutive patients undergoing surgery for intestinal obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass between May 24, 2001, and(More)
BACKGROUND A discrepancy exists between patient perceptions of post-bariatric surgery reconstruction and cost, value, and ultimate attainability. The authors investigated prospective gastric bypass patients to identify misconceptions and strategies to aid in the attainability of post-bariatric surgery reconstruction. METHODS One hundred seventy-six(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be safely performed at the time of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). This study was primarily conducted to examine whether there is any difference in the length of hospital stay and duration of operation in patients who undergo concomitant cholecystectomy with their LRYGBP. In addition, the frequency(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery is known to have a significant effect on obesity-related comorbidities such as hypertension curing it in some (50-70%) while improving control in others. Our aim was to observe the changes in blood pressure (BP) in a cohort of 100 patients followed prospectively for 1 year after LRYGB. (More)
BACKGROUND Partial small bowel obstruction can occur as a result of circumferential extrinsic compression of the Roux limb as it traverses the transverse mesocolic rent from thickened cicatrix formation in this area. The aim of this study is to examine the incidence of Roux limb compression with particular attention to the timing of presentation and(More)
BACKGROUND Internal hernias (IHs) can complicate laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). A number of radiological investigations can be used in the diagnosis. These include plain X-rays, upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scanning. We present radiological findings in our series of 58 symptomatic internal(More)
Investigation of the bypassed stomach in patients with suspected peptic ulcer disease presents a major challenge to bariatric surgeons. Various methods have been suggested for visualization of the duodenum and bypassed stomach. These include endoscopy via percutaneous gastrostomy access, retrograde endoscopy and virtual gastroscopy using CT scan. We present(More)
BACKGROUND Internal hernias (IHs) can occur after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP), perhaps because of a lack of adhesion formation at the cut edges of the mesentery and a cutting through of sutures with a decrease in fat from weight loss. In patients undergoing reoperation after LRYGBP, we observed that bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer(More)
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