Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with BMI <50: a prospective randomized trial comparing short and long limb lengths.

@article{Inabnet2005LaparoscopicRG,
  title={Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with BMI <50: a prospective randomized trial comparing short and long limb lengths.},
  author={William Barry Inabnet and Theresa M Quinn and Michel Gagner and Meredith Urban and Alfons Pomp},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={51-7}
}
BACKGROUND It has been shown that long limb gastric bypass in the super-obese (BMI >50) results in increased weight loss in comparison with conventional gastric bypass. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of short and long limb lengths in patients with BMI<50. METHODS 48 patients with BMI <50 (46 females / 2 males, mean age 35+/-9.6 years) were prospectively randomized to either a short limb (biliopancreatic limb = 50 cm, alimentary limb = 100 cm) or long limb (biliopancreatic… CONTINUE READING