Gender differences in early outcomes following hand-assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery : gender differences in bariatric surgery.

@article{Tymitz2007GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in early outcomes following hand-assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery : gender differences in bariatric surgery.},
  author={Kevin M. Tymitz and George Kerlakian and Amy Engel and Cyndy Bollmer},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1588-91}
}
BACKGROUND Male gender has been associated with a higher morbidity and mortality rate after bariatric surgery including laparoscopic and open procedures. This study focused on hand-assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and morbidity and mortality among genders. METHODS Hand-assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operations (N = 319) were… CONTINUE READING