Obesity Surgery

, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 1771–1792 | Cite as

Primary Banded Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a Systematic Review

  • Kamal K MahawarEmail author
  • Chirag Parikh
  • William R. J. Carr
  • Neil Jennings
  • Shlok Balupuri
  • Peter K Small
Review Article


Primary banding of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass remains controversial. Though there are surgeons who believe it should be the standard practice as it results in superior weight loss and prevents weight regain in the long term, there are others who are concerned about the risk of food intolerance and complications related to band. This review investigates published English language literature systematically to find out the advantages and disadvantages of primary banding of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.


Bariatric surgery Obesity surgery Gastric bypass Banded gastric bypass Laparoscopic banded gastric bypass Silastic ring banded gastric bypass 



Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Primary banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Non-banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


Silastic ring primary banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Non-silastic ring primary banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Excess weight loss


Body mass index


Randomised controlled trial


Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal K Mahawar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chirag Parikh
    • 1
  • William R. J. Carr
    • 1
  • Neil Jennings
    • 1
  • Shlok Balupuri
    • 1
  • Peter K Small
    • 1
  1. 1.Bariatric UnitSunderland Royal HospitalSunderlandUK

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