Surgical results of single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

@article{Huang2012SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical results of single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.},
  author={Chih-kun Huang and Chi-Hsien Lo and Jer-Yiing Houng and Y Chen and Po-huang Lee},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={201-7}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) has been the reference standard for bariatric surgery but requires 5-7 trocar incisions. We have developed a new procedure-single-incision transumbilical LRYGB (SITU-LRYGB)-that results in minimal scarring and is more cosmetically acceptable. To compare the surgical results and patient satisfaction between 5-port LRYGB and the novel SITU-LRYGB at a university hospital. METHODS We performed 5-port or SITU-LRYGB on 140… CONTINUE READING