Stoma size critical to 12-month outcomes in endoscopic suturing for gastric bypass repair.

@article{Thompson2012StomaSC,
  title={Stoma size critical to 12-month outcomes in endoscopic suturing for gastric bypass repair.},
  author={Christopher C. Thompson and Garth R. Jacobsen and Gregory L Schroder and Santiago Horgan},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={282-7}
}
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure. However, weight regain after RYGB is common and often associated with pouch and stoma dilation. Historically, revision surgery has a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than the primary procedure. Endoscopic repair appears to be a safer option; however, current knowledge is limited regarding the longer term outcomes. Our objective was to prospectively collect the 12-month post-RYGB outcomes data… CONTINUE READING
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