Obesity Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 423–425

Vertical Gastric Resection (Sleeve Gastrectomy) in a Morbidly Obese Patient with Past Jejunoileal Bypass

Case Report

Jejunoileal bypass (JIB) is a purely malabsorptiveoperation, which has been abandoned in the USA andWestern Europe due to occasional serious complications.We are still seeing past JIB patients who havebecome obese again over the years, but are not sufferingside-effects of the previous JIB, and are complainingof typical co-morbidities of the obesity. Wepresent a prior JIB patient who underwent a sleevegastrectomy in 2003 for recurrence of morbid obesity.The patient has been followed for another 4 years withregular laboratory tests, monitoring of weight loss,bone densitometry and possible complications.Selected morbidly obese patients who have undergonepast JIB, can be safely treated by a restrictiveprocedure, sleeve gastrectomy, to accomplish successfulweight loss without increasing the risk of possibleserious complications.

Key words

Morbid obesity obesity surgery jejunoileal intestinal bypass sleeve gastrectomy weight loss co-morbidity 


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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCrittenton HospitalRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Bloomfield HillsUSA

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