Improved outcomes using a systematic and evidence-based approach to the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a single academic institution.

@article{Han2007ImprovedOU,
  title={Improved outcomes using a systematic and evidence-based approach to the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a single academic institution.},
  author={Soo Hwa Han and Carlos Gracia and Amir Mehran and Nicole R Basa and Joe Hines and Lubna Suleman and Darshni Vira and Erik Dutson},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 10},
  pages={955-8}
}
No standardized approach exists for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). At a newly instituted bariatric surgery program, four experienced laparoscopic surgeons used the systematic and evidence-based approach consisting of multidisciplinary preoperative evaluation, screening, and education; standardized operative technique; inpatient clinical pathway; and close postoperative follow-up. The outcomes were subsequently analyzed to determine if this approach improved the morbidity and… CONTINUE READING