A comparison study of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

@article{Nguyen2000ACS,
  title={A comparison study of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass for morbid obesity.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and Hung S. Ho and Linda S Palmer and Bruce M. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2000},
  volume={191 2},
  pages={149-55; discussion 155-7}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP) has been previously described, but a comparative study between laparoscopic and open GBP has not been reported. The purpose of this study was to compare surgical outcomes oflaparoscopic GBP with those of open GBP for treatment of morbid obesity. STUDY DESIGN From August 1998 to September 1999, we prospectively collected outcome data on 35 patients with body-mass indices between 40 kg/m2 and 60 kg/m2 who underwent laparoscopic GBP… CONTINUE READING

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