Is gastric bypass associated with more complications in patients weighing >500 lb (>227 kg)?

@article{Shuhaiber2004IsGB,
  title={Is gastric bypass associated with more complications in patients weighing >500 lb (>227 kg)?},
  author={Jeffrey H. Shuhaiber and Joseph M. Vitello},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing weight and BMI are believed to be independent risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed. 25 patients weighing >500 lb (227 kg), mean BMI 78 kg/m(2) (range 69-97) underwent open RYGBP by a single surgeon over a 3-year period (Group A). Co-morbid conditions included diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, degenerative joint disease, and gastroesophageal… CONTINUE READING
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