Obesity Surgery

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 619–622

Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: Initial Experience

  • Dyker Paiva
  • Lucinéia Bernardes
  • Livio Suretti
Article

DOI: 10.1381/09608920160556832

Cite this article as:
Paiva, D., Bernardes, L. & Suretti, L. OBES SURG (2001) 11: 619. doi:10.1381/09608920160556832

Background: Open biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a proven effective operation for morbid obesity. We developed a technique which permits BPD to be performed laparoscopically. Methods: 10 patients were submitted to BPD by laparoscopy in July and August 2000 for the treatment of morbid obesity. All patients were morbidly obese (BMI 40-55). Results: All operations were performed by laparoscopy with no need to convert to laparotomy. No complications related to surgery were observed. Conclusion: The technique, with an acceptable level of complexity, can be safely executed by laparoscopy as described by Scopinaro.

MORBID OBESITYBARIATRIC SURGERYBILIOPANCREATICDIVERSIONLAPAROSCOPY

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  • Dyker Paiva
    • Lucinéia Bernardes
    • Livio Suretti

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