Gastric bypass for treating severe obesity.

  title={Gastric bypass for treating severe obesity.},
  author={Harvey J. Sugerman and John M. Kellum and Kathryn M Engle and Luke Wolfe and J V Starkey and R Birkenhauer and Patricia Fletcher and Michael A. J. Sawyer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={55 2 Suppl},
Gastric bypass (RY-GBP) has a very small gastric pouch with a 1-cm diameter Roux-Y gastrojejunostomy. RY-GBP is associated with early satiety and an aversion to sweets secondary to dumping syndrome symptoms and has a significantly better weight loss than various gastroplasty procedures, including the vertical banded gastroplasty. However, it may be associated with vitamin B-12 deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in menstruating females, preventable with prophylactic oral iron and vitamin B-12… CONTINUE READING


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