Improvement of hypothyroidism after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

@article{Raftopoulos2004ImprovementOH,
  title={Improvement of hypothyroidism after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.},
  author={Yannis Raftopoulos and Daniel J. Gagn{\'e} and Pavlos K. Papasavas and Fernando D Hayetian and Julie Maurer and Patricia Bononi and Philip F. Caushaj},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={509-13}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) has been very effective in managing a broad range of morbid obesity-related co-morbidities. We report a beneficial effect of LRYGBP that has not been previously observed. METHODS Between December 1999 and September 2002, 224 patients underwent LRYGBP. Preoperative assessment for hypothyroidism and follow-up data were prospectively collected in our database. Improved thyroid function (ITF) or unchanged thyroid function (UTF) was… CONTINUE READING

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