Laparoscopic gastric bypass: risks vs. benefits up to two years following surgery in super-super obese patients.

@article{Gould2006LaparoscopicGB,
  title={Laparoscopic gastric bypass: risks vs. benefits up to two years following surgery in super-super obese patients.},
  author={Jon C Gould and Michael Joseph Garren and Valerie Boll and James Ralph Starling},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={524-9; discussion 529-31}
}
BACKGROUND Super-super obesity (body mass index [BMI] >/= 60 kg/m(2)) is thought to be a risk factor for complications and mortality in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Excess weight loss has been demonstrated to be diminished compared with less obese patients following surgery. However, we hypothesize that super-super obese patients who undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass can realize major improvements in their health and a good quality of life without a significantly increased risk of… CONTINUE READING

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