Open versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a comparative study of over 25,000 open cases and the major laparoscopic bariatric reported series.

@article{Jones2006OpenVL,
  title={Open versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a comparative study of over 25,000 open cases and the major laparoscopic bariatric reported series.},
  author={Kenneth B Jones and Joseph D Afram and Peter Benotti and Rafael F Capella and Christopher G. F. Cooper and Latham Flanagan and Steven Hendrick and L Michael Howell and Mark T Jaroch and Kerry L Kole and Oscar C Lirio and James A Sapala and Michael P Schuhknecht and Robert P Shapiro and William A Sweet and Michael H. Wood},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={721-7}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic bariatric surgery has experienced a rapid expansion of interest over the past 5 years, with a 470% increase. This rapid expansion has markedly increased overall cost, reducing surgical access. Many surgeons believe that the traditional open approach is a cheaper, safer, equally effective alternative. METHODS 16 highly experienced "open" bariatric surgeons with a combined total of 25,759 cases representing >200 surgeon years of experience, pooled their open Roux-en-Y… CONTINUE READING

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