Use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass at academic medical centers.

@article{Nguyen2007UseAO,
  title={Use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass at academic medical centers.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and Marcelo W. Hinojosa and Christine Fayad and Esteban Varela and Samuel Eric Wilson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={205 2},
  pages={248-55}
}
BACKGROUND A large outcome study of laparoscopic gastric bypass has not been done because of difficulty in differentiating between open and laparoscopic procedures in the absence of a specific ICD-9 procedural code for the laparoscopic operation. The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) clinical database recently added a specific procedural code for laparoscopic gastric bypass. The goal of this study was to compare the use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass at academic… CONTINUE READING