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Laparoscopic gastric bypass in a super-obese male patient (BMI = 54)

M Vix, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2009;09(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2532

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Over the years, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been successfully used as one of many surgical treatments to achieve significant long-term weight loss. Through a minimally invasive approach, a faster recovery time with less pain and prompt ambulation is possible. However, this procedure is not free of postoperative complications; pulmonary embolism and cardiac problems can make the recovery of these patients very difficult. We show a video of a gastric bypass performed live showing all the preoperative and operative settings of the patient in order to avoid complications. The surgical technique is thoroughly explained.