Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is safe and effective in patients with a BMI > or =60.

@article{Farkas2005LaparoscopicRG,
  title={Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is safe and effective in patients with a BMI > or =60.},
  author={Daniel T. Farkas and Prathiba Vemulapalli and Ali Haider and James M Lopes and K. Elizabeth Gibbs and Julio A. Teixeira},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={486-93}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) has been shown to be safe and effective. There is little data on the outcomes in massively super-obese patients, with a body mass index (BMI) > or =60 kg/m2 (super-super-obese). The goal of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of LRYGBP in these patients, and compare these results to patients with a BMI <60. METHODS 213 consecutive patients undergoing LRYGBP by a single surgeon at a university hospital were included… CONTINUE READING

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