Topic: Metabolic / Obesity

Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Revision Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

Y Assadipour, MD, K Vaziri, MD, J Holzmacher, MD, Richard L Amdur, PhD, Juliet Lee, MD, Paul P Lin, MD. The George Washington University Hospital. Introduction Revision Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RRYGB) is performed in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but experienced recidivism or complications which have failed medical management. Traditionally, revisions have been approached […]

21st Century Weight Loss: Banding Versus Bypass

Stephen W Davies, MD, MPH, Christopher A Guidry, MD, MSc, Rachel I Penn, BA, Robert G Sawyer, MD, Bruce D Schirmer, MD, Peter T Hallowell, MD. University of Virginia School of Medicine.   Introduction: The two most commonly performed procedures for bariatric surgery include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and adjustable gastric banding (AGB). While many […]

Morbidity and Mortality in Bariatric Surgery using Age and BMI stratification- A NSQIP data study

Aliu Sanni, MD, Sebastian Perez, MPH, Rachel Medbery, MD, Hernan Urrego, MD, Craig McCready, MD, Juan Toro, MD, Ankit Patel, MD, Arvin Singh, MD, Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD, Barbara Pettitt, MD, Edward Lin, DO, John Sweeney, MD, Scott Davis, MD. Department of General & GI Surgery, Emory University Hospital. Introduction: Bariatric surgery results in long-term weight […]

Bariatric Surgery Improves Sexual Function in Obese Patients

David Goitein, MD, Alex Zendel, MD, Lior Segev, MD, Rostislav Sourinovich, MD, Dov (Douglas) Zippel, MD. Surgery C Department, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. Introduction: Research suggests that obesity is linked to specific sexual problems including lack of sexual desire, poor performance and avoidance of sexual encounters. The aim of our study was […]

Does Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Have Any Influence On Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Preliminary Results

Veronica Gorodner, MD, Rudolf Buxhoeveden, MD, Gaston Clemente, MD, Laura Sole, MD, Luis Caro, MD, Alejandro Grigaites, MD. Programa de Unidades Bariatricas. Introduction: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) prevalence is clearly increased among obese population. There is no question that gastric bypass is the best treatment option for obesity combined with GERD. However, the influence of […]

Laparoscopic gastrojejunal revision with selective gastrectomy for intractable marginal ulcers following gastric bypass

Andrejs Rudovics, MD, Dennis Hong, MD, S Gmora, MD, M Anvari, MB, BS. McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Background: Marginal ulcers following gastric bypass for morbid obesity is a common complication. The incidence of marginal ulceration varies from 0.6 to 16%. Most marginal ulcers respond to conservative medical therapy. Marginal ulcers unresponsive to medical […]

Gender-specific Outcomes After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Vadim Avulov, DO, David Brams, MD, FACS, Pamela J O’Brien, RN, MSN, NPC, Sara Tortorici, RN, MSN, NPC, Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS. Lahey Clinic. Introduction: The objective of the study is to evaluate weather men loose more weight than women after a laparoscopic gastric banding procedure, as well as compare the rate of complications between […]

Mesenteric Defect Closure in Laparoscopic Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Randomized Control Trial

Ulysses Rosas, BA, Shusmita Ahmed, MD, Natalia Leva, BA, Trit Garg, BA, Michael Russo, MD, John M Morton, MD, MPH. Stanford University School of Medicine. Introduction: Bowel obstruction caused by internal herniation is a potential complication following laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB). Previous studies have shown that closure of mesenteric defects after LRYGB may reduce […]

Is next-day discharge following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass safe in select patients? Analysis of short-term outcomes

Ahmad I Elnahas, MD, FRCSC, David R Urbach, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Allan Okrainec, MDCM, MHPE, FACS, FRCSC, Fayez Quereshy, MD, MBA, FRCSC, Timothy D Jackson, MD, MPH, FRCSC. Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto. Introduction: There is controversy surrounding the safety and feasibility of next-day discharge following laparoscopic […]

Revision of Primary Sleeve Gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Indications and Outcomes from a High Volume Center

Robert A Casillas, MD, Jorge Zelada Getty, MD, Scott S Um, MD, Benjamin B Kim, MD. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. Background Since reports as early as 2005, the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has gained increased acceptance as a primary weight loss operation. As with any bariatric procedure, insufficient weight loss and long term complications […]

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